In regard to questions about what to bring, we have compiled the following advice after taking this trip with two different classes:
Pack lightly in one, easy-to-carry bag on wheels. We must carry our own bags a number of blocks, a number of times. There is no need for anything dressier than school clothes, neither is there need for anything less dressy. We are representing our school; so please wear nice jeans; khakis; shirts without logos or spaghetti straps and that cover shoulders and chest; close-toed, comfortable walking (tennis, athletic) shoes; and be prepared for bay area weather with layers for warmth, maybe a vest and a waterproof shell, or something equivalent. There is no need for a different outfit each day; you may "recycle".
In addition to the clothes detailed above, please bring the following:
You may bring the following if you wish:
Part of the educational value of this trip is the chance to practice responsibility and solve real-life problems as they occur; the magnitude of the problems you encounter will be reduced by good planning, good packing, and a serious, cooperative attitude. You will have some time to explore certain areas on your own in small groups. You must show responsible, mature behavior and meet the following expectations:
We expect perfect behavior. If imperfect behavior occurs, we will send you home immediately at your own expense.
Please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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