Reservations

Laboratory Field Trip Reservation Procedures

To reserve a field trip, choose a laboratory, select an open date from our calendar, and submit a Reservation Request form below. Contact Ginger Foulk at (864) 656-4224 with any questions about reservations.

After submitting a reservation request, you will receive an official confirmation email within a few days issuing a deposit payment deadline, a detailed Logistics Letter (contains all you need to know to finish planning your trip!), and a Parent Consent/Release of Liability form to copy for each student.   Review the Life Sciences Outreach Center Safety Guidelines with your students in advance.

Time & Location

Labs are currently offered Tuesday - Friday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Times are flexible if negotiated in advance.   All labs meet in the Life Sciences Outreach Center on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, SC. The Life Sciences Outreach Center is located in Jordan Hall, rooms G26-G28.

Fees & Payment

A deposit of $100 is required to secure your reservation.  Do not pay anything until you have received official confirmation of your reservation from Ginger Foulk and she has issued a deposit payment deadline.  If preferred, payment may be made in full.  Online payment with a credit card is the preferred method of payment.

Deposits are nonrefundable.  If a schedule conflict arises, laboratory field trip reservations may be rescheduled with 2 weeks notice within the same academic session.   The Center will reschedule with less notice if school is canceled due to weather or a similar unforeseen circumstance. (If Pickens or Oconee county schools are closed or delayed the Center will not open and we will reschedule your laboratory field trip).  

Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the date of your confirmed laboratory field trip.  

So that we may properly plan and prepare for your laboratory, ANY changes to the number of students confirmed in your origional reservation should be submitted 2 weeks prior to your trip.

Fees are as follows for one laboratory experience:

  • One laboratory field trip (up to 16 participants) - $200
  • One laboratory field trip (17 -32 participants) - $300
  • Two concurrent laboratory field trips (33-48 participants) - $500
  • Two concurrent laboratory field trips (49-64 participants) - $600

Fees to add a second laboratory experience to your day:

  • 2nd laboratory (up to 16 participants) - $100
  • 2nd laboratory (17-32 participants) - $150
  • 2nd laboratory (33-48 participants) - $250
  • 2nd laboratory (49-64 participants) - $300

Once you have received a reservation confirmation and a deposit payment deadline, return here to make a secure, online payment.  Do NOT pay unless your reservation has been confirmed and you have a payment due date.
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Checks, though not preferred, will be accepted for a limited time if absolutely necessary.  Make checks payable to Clemson University and mail to:  Ginger Foulk, Life Sciences Outreach Center, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0314.  Include with the check the name of the coordinating teacher, school and date of the reservation.

Permission Form

Please bring a signed Parental Consent/Release of Liability permission form for each student to Clemson on the day of your field trip – students without a signed form may not attend.  Note that the form is front and back.

 Other

    • One laboratory classroom will accommodate up to to 32 participants. 
    • For most laboratory field trips, two classes of up to 32 (64 total participants) can be accommodated and run concurrently.
      One school chaperone is required to be present in each laboratory/classroom used by a school group.
    • Computer lab field trips are limited to 24 participants.