Discovery Days

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Join us to explore outdoors! Discovery Days provide day-long field trips in nature during school holidays and in-services.  As with all our programs, the emphasis is on observation, science, and open exploration. Generally with transportation in our 15 passenger van, groups spend each day exploring different places in Juneau’s wonderful back yard.

Current offerings are:

  • November 1 & 2,  for children in grades 2-5.  8:30am drop off, and 4:00pm pickup, both at Twin Lakes (Caouette skating cabin).  Using our van, we’ll explore different locations in Juneau.
  • November 1 & 2, for children in grades 3-5. Site specific Discovery Days. Nov 1 at Glacier Valley Elementary, Nov. 2 at Mendenhall River Elementary.

Registration for the November 1 & 2 Discovery Days will close on Oct. 29th.

Full tuition is $50 per day for the regular Discovery Days, and $45 for the shorter site-specific days.  But pay whatever price is right for your family.  Name your price below. When enrolling multiple children or days, please list the price you’ll pay per child, per day. The internet will do the math.

To enroll, please add each date to your cart, then check out (even if the amount due is $0). Upon check out you’ll receive a link to our online Participant Agreement, which you need to complete at least 10 days before the Discovery Day(s).  Please preview it and more info below in the “Description” tab.

If a day is full (or “Out of Stock”), you can join our waitlist here.

 

 

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Description

Ages:
These programs are for children in the grades 2-5, as specified above.

Cost:
Regular tuition is $50 per regular Discovery Day, and $45 for the site specific options. However, we proudly offer sliding scale tuition.  If the full amount is not appropriate for your family right now, just enter the amount you’d like to pay, per child.

(New) Site Specific Options:
We are offering two site specific Discovery Days that are tailored for families who live/work in the Mendenhall Valley. Full tuition for these days is $45 per Discovery Day, but our sliding scale tuition still applies so you can enter the amount you’d like to pay, per child.

  • November 1st will be at Glacier Valley Elementary from 8:00-2:30 for 3-5 grade.
  • November 2nd will be at Mendenhall River Elementary from 8:00-2:30 for 3-5 grade.
  • We will be meeting in the parking lot in front of the main entrance.
  • This is an outdoor program; dress appropriately.
  • Feel free to contact bess@discoverysoutheast.org with any questions.

Participant Agreement: including Medical Information, Risk Acknowledgement, and Legal Waivers:
After registering you’ll receive a link to our online Participant Agreement, which needs to be completed more than 10 days before camp starts. We recommend you take a moment now to look over a copy, so you’re comfortable with it before registering. Registration is voluntary, so if you don’t agree with the terms there, please don’t register and instead, let us know at info@discoverysoutheast.org.

Expectations:

  • Please pack a sack lunch, water, and a snack.
  • Bring clothes for the weather: usually rain gear, boots, warm layers, and a change of clothes. *If these are hard to come by, just let us know; we have clothing to loan or give.
  • We expect children to behave in a manner that does not jeopardize the group’s safety or our ability to offer meaningful programs for all participants.
  • 8:30 am drop off and 4:30 pm pickup will be at a central location, usually Twin Lakes.

Cancellations:

  • If you cancel more than 10 days in advance, there’s a $15 cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel 10 or fewer days in advance, a refund is only possible if we can fill your spot, and if so there’s still the $15 cancellation fee.
  • If you don’t submit a completed Participant Agreement within 10 days of the Discovery Day, or if a child is not allowed to participate due to behavior reasons, that is considered a cancellation 10 or fewer days in advance.

 

Discovery Days are possible thanks to Discovery Southeast member donations and sponsorship from Coeur Alaska!Coeur Alaska