Field Trips

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Think Like a Scientist!

Our on-site environmental education programs strive to promote curiosity-driven learning. All of our classes offer hands-on experiments and activities tailored to each group. We will bring our exciting science and nature programs to your students in an outdoor classroom, where they can learn by seeing and doing.

Pond Ecology

Students will use their skills of observation to learn about the many plants and animals that are adapted to a freshwater environment. They will safely catch critters around the pond and attempt to identify them. 

Estuary
Explorers

Students will think like a scientist to learn what makes the estuary so special. They will use their skills of observation to make inferences and catch many amazing creatures to study.

On the Shoreline

Students will learn about the wide variety of plants and animals that call the shore home. We will incorporate some chemistry and water testing, and a guided crustacean dissection. Students will safely catch critters in the surf and attempt to identify them. 

Booking

Please email Lizzy at info@jaxdragonfly.org to set up a field trip for your group. 

Check availability here: Availability

Payment

Cost:

$12/student

Minimum of $105 per program session

More than 18 students will require a second program session.

Deposit: There is a $25 deposit due in order to hold your program date. This amount will be applied towards the final program amount. If you need to cancel your program, you may request a refund of your deposit up to 14 days prior to the scheduled program date. The final program amount is due the day of your program either by cash or credit/debit.

Program Policies

Who is this For?: These programs are designed for students ages 6+, but children ages 4&5 are welcome to participate with parent assistance, unless otherwise stated in the event. The price is per program participant, so parents are not included in the price.

Number of Students: Our programs are capped at 18 students, but we are happy to set up multiple programs if you have a larger group.

Location: Location is based on the specific event, within Duval, Clay, and St. Johns Counties. 

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Cancellations: Jax Dragonfly Academy designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, site licenses, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs. 

 

Weather: Programs run rain or shine. We don’t provide refunds for days missed due to weather. All participants should come to programs with weather-appropriate clothing and related gear. In the event that extreme weather jeopardizes the health and safety of participants and staff, the Dragonfly Academy may choose to cancel or reschedule the session. 

Park access: Jax Dragonfly Academy operates in public parks. In very rare circumstances where access to the park has been restricted without notice, programs may be canceled if an alternative location can not be secured. Credits will be issued. 

Low enrollment: Jax Dragonfly Academy reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment.  A full refund will be issued.

 

Circumstances beyond our control: The Dragonfly Academy will determine whether a refund is warranted. 

 

Other refunds and credits: Please see specific event details. We do not provide refunds or credits for no call/no shows.

 

All cancellations must be requested in writing by emailing info@jaxdragonfly.org.

We reserve the right to cancel a program or change a program’s duration, price or location. You will be notified via email of any changes to programs you are registered for.

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COVID-19 and Facial Coverings

All of our programs are fully outdoors in a space that allows for social distancing. Facial coverings and masks are optional for families that attend. We are also limiting the size of our programs to make it easier to social distance. At all of our programs we provide hand sanitizer or a hand washing station to encourage safe practices. If you or your child are feeling any cold symptoms, we ask that you not attend the program. Please reach out via email to inform us and we will handle this on a case by case basis.

Dress Code: Children should dress appropriately for the activities scheduled. Jax Dragonfly Academy recommends shorts and a light weight shirt or top for hot weather, and some type of athletic shoe or sneaker in order to participate in recreational or athletic activities. Jax Dragonfly Academy recommends an umbrella or jacket for rainy days, as we will still be outside. Sandals, flip-flops, rubber “crocs”-style shoes, and other open-toed shoes are not recommended as acceptable attire for active recreation activities.