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RainForest Adventures

Off-Campus Risk Assessment

 

Justification

Rain Forest Adventures provides students and educators with an opportunity to learn about, and be inspired by, some of the rarest animals and habitats on earth.  

  

Planning

RainForest Adventures provides an Instructional trip.  The students and educators will engage in interactive learning with trained zoologists who challenge the students to learn about the vast biodiversity on our planet. 

Tropical, temperate and desert habitats are both visually displayed and discussed with the students and educators.   Issues concerning loss of habitat, pollution and other environmental factors are discussed as they relate to the specific animal or habitat.

  

Risk Assessment

“What hazards are present?”

  • There are no water features present at RainForest Adventures that the children would have access to.
  • Crowds are limited to no more than 125 students per presentation
  • Adequate RainForest staff is present from the moment the students arrive until their departure
  • All materials used in exhibit construction are non-toxic.
  • No animal contact is allowed (unless otherwise permitted by specific request of an educator)
  • RainForest Adventures is routinely inspected by both the USDA and TWRA to ensure 100% compliance with state and federal laws and guidelines.

 

“Who will be affected by hazards?”

  • Both students and educators are protected from any harm in an equal fashion.

 

“How can risk be eliminated or reduced?”

  • RainForest has been visited by over 300,000 guests and students without any incident.

 

Emergency Contact

The following is emergency contact information for RainForest Adventures:

Phone: 865.428.4091

Fax: 865.908.5076

Email: rainforest24@juno.com 

 

Chaperones

RainForest provides for one chaperone at no-charge for each 5 students.   There is no limit on the number of chaperones that may join the students on a trip.  

 

Itinerary  

Arrive RainForest:  (As scheduled by educator)  (Approx 10 minutes)

  • Bus is greeted by RainForest staff member; group leader is identified and informed of itinerary. 
  • Student head count is taken by school staff
  • Students are allowed access to restrooms as required.

 Educational Presentation:  (Approx 45 minutes)

  • 45 Minute live presentation by Zookeeper. 
  • Cameras and Video Cameras are approved for educators
  • Question and Answer period at show completion if time allows.
  • Students released to view exhibits.

Exhibit Viewing: (Approx 30 minutes)

  • Students view exhibits
  • Students may complete scavenger hunt information as provided by RainForest or by educator.  
  • Any special activities scheduled by educator may extend this time. (i.e. animal feedings by RainForest Staff, etc.)

 Amazon Traders: (Approx 15 minutes)

  • Students are allowed to shop the Amazon Traders gift shop

 Depart RainForest (Approx 10 minutes)

  • Head Count taken by Educators
  • Students re-board bus for departure

 Total Field Trip Time Approximately 2 Hours at RainForest Adventures

 

Any Questions please contact our Educational Department at 865.428.4091 or we may be reached on the web at www.rfadventures.com

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