Elms Environmental Education Center

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Weather Cancellation

You will be notified by your teacher if your field trip is cancelled.

The decision to cancel is usually made by  8:00 am.

Programs are not necessarily cancelled by weather. They will be cancelled for safety reasons,for example lightning or cold water if canoeing, and also for system-wide weather cancellations (including delayed arrivals and early closures).

Programs WILL be cancelled if steady rain is expected for the majority of the period from 10:00 to 2:00. They will also be cancelled for a combination of two or more of the following factors: rain, strong wind, and cold temperature.

Winter programs are based indoors with significant outdoor activities. The ratio of indoor to outdoor time is adjusted based on the above factors. No programs are conducted entirely indoors. The Elms building is not designed to hold classes indoors for a full day.

If you would like to communicate with us, feel free to call us the day before questionable weather. Anytime ...


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