The usual expected
activities and estimated time for your student field trip are as follows:
One and one-half to two hours for the
complete visit. Since the Museum closes at 2:00 p.m. weekdays, we
suggest you plan your trip to arrive at the Museum at 10:30 a.m. if
possible. This will give you and the students the opportunity to plan lunch
after the Field Trip. Otherwise, just after 12 noon would be suggested.
Upon arriving: Group photograph
under the flagpole: This is an opportunity for teachers and Museum staff as
well to commemorate the Field Trip visit with a group photo. Expect 10
We usually arrange a live
demonstration with a local kennel owner/dog trainer or wildlife
biologist. This live presentation is held out doors in good weather.
Everyone loves this portion of the Field Trip. Expect approximately 25
minutes for this presentation.
Exploring the Museum: A guided
tour is provided by staff. A good time for Questions and Answers during this
part of the visit as well. Expect approximately 20 minutes.
The History of The Bird Dog Museum
Videotape: A 10-minute videotaped history of the Bird Dog foundation
which also describes information about Bird Dogs and National Championships
is shown in the Museum’s Library.
Gift Shop Visit: The remaining
portion of the time can be spent with a trip to the Museum’s Gift Shop. This
is a big favorite with the children as they want to take home a memento of
their trip. The Shop is stocked with many interesting items designed for
kids and priced accordingly.
IF YOUR GROUP HAS
MORE TIME ALLOWED –CHECK OUT OUR NATURE TRAIL ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM
PARKING LOT. IDENTIFY NATIVE PLANTS WHICH PROVIDE FOOD AND SHELTER FOR OUR
Most large school groups
or classes are divided into sub-groups and assembled in the front lobby
after having the photograph taken under the flagpole and experiencing the
outdoor live demonstration. The separate groups are then accompanied by
Museum staff along with any student counselors present and teachers and are
guided through the Museum tour, the presentation of the videotape History of
the Bird Dog Foundation in the Library and the Gift Shop visit independently
by their group.