Request a Student Field Program


CBF Staff

Learn Outside with Us

CBF's one-day and multi-day student field programs offer the opportunity for students and teachers to get outside and learn about the wonders of our Bay region through field investigations.

Open Applications

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

The priority deadline has passed (May 26, 2023). We are now accepting Fall 2023 one-day and Fall 2023-Spring 2024 multi-day program requests on a rolling basis. See information below regarding our wait list. We will begin accepting requests for Spring 2024 one-day programs in October 2023.

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Making a Student Field Program Request

Before beginning your request, choose a student field program. When completing your program request, please take the following into account:

  • Location: Some student field programs run from a variety of locations. After selecting a program, please indicate you preferred location. If you do not select a site, our program staff will select one with you after your date is confirmed.
  • Dates: We ask for preferred dates. Flexible requests allow us to accommodate the many schools making field program requests. We will make every effort to schedule your top requested dates.
  • Time: One-day program timing is based on each school's transportation restrictions (activity bus vs. contract bus, etc.) but should fall within the general 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. school day timeframe.
  • Group Size: The number of participants includes students, teachers, and chaperones. Maximum numbers are listed on the program request form. If your group size exceeds the maximum number allowed for a program, you have two options: request two or more programs on the same day or request the program on multiple dates.

If we are unable to fill your request, you will be placed on a waiting list and may receive a date later in the season as cancellations come in. Confirmation and wait list status emails will be sent by July 1 for fall one-day or multi-day program requests and by February 1 for spring one-day program requests.

Find more information on the FAQ page. If you have further questions about submitting a program request, please contact the scheduling team at 800-445-5572 or [email protected].

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