Prince William School Programs | Outdoor Adventure

School & Group Environmental Science at Prince William Forest

In the largest protected Piedmont forest in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, students study environmental science, learn teamwork, and strengthen their connection with nature.

NatureBridge at Prince William Forest
Cabin Camp 1 Prince William Forest Park
Triangle, VA 22172
703-634-9041
princewilliamforest@naturebridge.org
 

Your NatureBridge Program

Ready to plan your trip? We’ve put together the resources you need to streamline the planning process. Please look over the contents below. If you need additional information, please call or e-mail as directed in the sections below.

Plan your educational experience.

Logistics & Forms:

Logistical Checklist: to help you plan and organize your program with us from the first step to arrival day.

Required Paperwork:

Planning Questionnaire: please sumbit this required form online at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your program.

Learning Group List: due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your program, Learning Group Lists not only group your participants for their learning day, but also communicate important medical and dietary information.

Cabin Group List A & B: due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your program, groups staying in lodging must complete this form.

Cabin Group List C & D: due at least 4 weeks prior to the start of your program, groups staying in lodging must complete this form.

Participant Registration Form - English or Spanish: all students and adults (teachers too!) must complete and sign this form to participate in our programs. Completed forms must be handed in upon arrival.

Resources For Preparing Your Program:

Guidelines for Selecting Chaperones

Cabin Map

Park Map

Rec Time Planning Schedule

Teaching Tools:

Prince William Forest Field Journal: Download and print this optional journal to enhance your students' experience in Prince William Forest Park. Please contact Jim to discuss how the journal can be incorporated into your program.

Have questions about any of these forms?  Contact Jim Serfass at princewilliamforest@naturebridge.org.

 

Please use these documents to create a packet to send home to your students. Participant Registrations Forms and Student Contracts must be signed and turned in.

Parent Letter & Guidelines (Spanish)

Participant Registration Form (Spanish): All students and adults must complete and sign this form to participate in our programs.

Student Contract (Spanish): All students should sign and return to their teacher.

Clothing & Equipment List (Spanish)

DOEE Permission Form: Mandatory for student-participants in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) programs (DC 5h graders).

Thank you for volunteering to be a chaperone!  Your positive attitude and willingness to participate during the instructional day is of great importance to both students and NatureBridge staff. Please find the files available to download below.

Participant Registration Form (Spanish): All students and adults must complete and sign this form to participate in our programs.

Chaperone Agreement (Spanish): This agreement outlines chaperone roles and responsibilities. All NatureBridge chaperones must sign this document. The chaperone agreement document can also serve as an outline for your chaperone training.

Chaperone Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Chaperone Cheat Sheet: information for you to keep with you during the program 

Working together

Fundraising can be a fun and creative group activity. When students work together to raise funds for an exciting goal, the process becomes a fulfilling endeavor. Many schools provide their students with the opportunity to raise their own tuition or funds for transportation to campus.

Community investment in students and schools increases when local businesses, civic groups, and families have an opportunity to participate and engage in the fundraising process.

Funding ideas

View our page of fundraising ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you have a creative idea or a success story you would like to share with other teachers, please send us your idea.

Grants

View our page of grant opportunities and writing tips to get you started.  If you have a success story you would like to share with other teachers, please send us your idea.

NatureBridge Scholarships

NatureBridge is committed to reaching students in all the communities we serve. Thanks to the generosity of donors, NatureBridge offers scholarships to approximately 35 percent of our schools.  Scholarships are awarded based on the free and reduced lunch rate of a school (or private-school equivalent) and/or other supplemental information to support need.
 
If you believe your school or group may qualify for a scholarship, please fill out and submit a scholarship application form to:
princewilliamforest@naturebridge.org or call 703-634-9041.
 

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