Request a Student Field Program


From floating classrooms to streamside explorations, CBF Education has a program that will engage your students in their learning and local environment.

Dawn J. Sagert

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.

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Spring 2024

We are now accepting Spring 2024 one day boat, canoe, and streamside program requests. The priority deadline is Friday, November 17. The priority deadline to request a spring 2024 multi day program has passed (May 26, 2023). See information below regarding our waitlist. We will begin accepting requests for the 2024-25 school year in April 2024.

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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. View our Field Program Trip Locator map to find what's closest to you.
  • 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.

Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on the program(s), date(s), and amount due. You must return your signed confirmation letter and pay for one-day programs at least 30 days in advance and multi-day programs at least 45 days in advance of your scheduled program date(s).

If we are unable to fill your request, you will be placed on a waiting list and may be scheduled later in the season as cancellations occur. We send out waitlist notifications on a rolling basis throughout the season.

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel a scheduled trip, please email us at [email protected] with your trip information and reason for cancellation. We will cancel your trip date(s) and attempt to reschedule or process your refund* according to our policies listed below:

One-Day Program: 1-4 requested trip dates
30 days prior to scheduled date 100% refund
16 to 29 days prior to scheduled date 50% refund
0 to 15 days prior to scheduled date No refund
One-Day Program: 5 or more requested trip dates
30 days prior to scheduled date 100% refund
0 to 30 days prior to scheduled date No refund
Multi-Day Program
45 days prior to scheduled date 100% refund
16 to 44 days prior to scheduled date 50% refund
0 to 15 days prior to scheduled date No refund

*Refund balances may not be applied to programs outside the current season.

In the event of unsafe weather conditions, CBF will cancel the program and will attempt to reschedule based on program availability, or a full refund will be issued.

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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