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Round Mountain Road

Bakersfield, CA 93308

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**Please note, if you experience any registration issues while booking this field trip contact Homeschool Concierge, 1-833-4HCTRIP (1-833-442-8747).

For questions about the trip please contact the host, Kristy Robinson, 661-513-8747.

Make sure you read this full post and all directions before proceeding with your order. If you are planning to use Charter School Instructional Funds for all of your spaces, DO NOT ENTER A CREDIT CARD NUMBER, if it is asking you for a payment then you did not follow the directions for using Instructional Funds. Please go back and read the directions again.



Map to Ernst Quarries

*We need a minimum of 10 sign-ups to make this event happen.*

Sign-ups open on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 10:00 AM, space is limited so register early to secure your spot!

Sign-ups close on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 11:59 PM unless sold out prior to that date.

Join us on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 9:00 AM for a field trip to The Ernst Quarries.

The Ernst Quarries, located near Sharktooth Hill, California, are home to the largest deposit of Miocene marine fossils in the world. The property sprawls over 260 acres and comprises of three distinct quarries. Each quarry yields fossil specimens of various colors and varieties. Together, they offer a unique natural history experience not found anywhere else; and, are a treasured resource to the county of Kern and to the community of Bakersfield.

This field trip is hosted by Inspire Teacher Kristy Robinson and in Homeschool Concierge fashion is open to all homeschoolers.



Important Event/Field Trip Details:

Is there on-site parking available?

There are two parking lots that get you next to the digging areas. The first lot accommodates up to 25 vehicles. The second lot is about 300 yards away.

What are the check-in procedures?

Check-in at the staging area before 9:00 AM. Once everyone has arrived and waivers are collected, we will caravan approx. 2 miles up the hill and park in the above-mentioned lots. We will have a short (20 min.) orientation and tour, before allowing digging to begin.

We arrived after a long drive but have not met up with the group yet, where are the nearest restrooms?

Please use the restroom before arriving. There is a chance that a portable restroom will not be available on our tour date.

Are there any available resources for lesson plans to extend our learning?

AmyPayson.com: Simply Necessary (Lapbook and Unit Study)

Homeschoolden.com: Free Rocks and Minerals Packet

Geology.com: Geology and Earth Science News and Information

UC Berkely Visit: Return to Sharktooth Hill, Kern County, California

National Park Service: Geologic Tour

Is there any other important info I may need to know before arriving?

The fossil sites are nestled in a semi-wilderness environment with everything from insects to snakes. Rabbits, coyotes, owls, tarantulas, and even a golden eagle have been spotted this year. Last year we had a resident badger.

Can we pack snacks or lunch for this event or field trip?

You can bring food. There are two picnic areas with two tables at each site, along with umbrellas, chairs, and trash cans.

Are there any restrictions on what attendees can pack for snacks or lunch?

Please refrain from bringing known foods with peanut and tree nut products to protect students with severe allergies.

What is the age range for this event or field trip?

This field trip is open to all ages.

My child has special needs, what accommodations are available for this event or field trip?

The terrain is rough to walk on, so anyone with special needs would need assistance to walk around (except for the parking lots and picnic area. There is no concrete, asphalt or other hard surface for wheelchair use.

What's the refund policy?

Families may cancel and receive a full refund ONLY while the field trip is still open for registration. If you need to cancel while the field trip registration is open please request a refund through your Eventbrite account.

To request a refund, go to Tickets in your Eventbrite account, find your order, then select "Request a Refund." Refunds can take up to 7-10 business days to show on your account.

If you have trouble requesting the refund or have additional questions please use the "Contact the Organizer" link through Eventbrite at the bottom of the event posting.

Once the field trip registration has closed there are no cancellations or refunds available because at that point the final numbers and payment have been submitted to the venue.

If you have an extenuating circumstance please contact the event host.

Can I pay out of pocket for our spaces?

Yes, families wishing to join us who want to pay out of pocket will select their tickets by using the arrow button on the right side of each ticket option to select how they will be paying for each required ticket. Any tickets that need to be paid out of pocket will be charged through your Eventbrite shopping cart and you will be able to pay online using your credit card through Eventbrite.

Can I pay using my student's charter school funds?

Yes, we are currently an approved vendor for Inspire Charter Schools, Valiant Prep, and Summit Academy. If you would like us to be approved at your charter please have them send their vendor application to Organizer@HomeschoolConcierge.com.

Please note: Families are responsible for orders placed. PayPal invoices will be sent to families who mistakenly registered using Charter School Instructional Funds if it is found that the student/child is not currently enrolled, does not have sufficient funds or if they have signed up more adult/chaperones than allowed by their enrolled charter school. If the PayPal invoices are not paid within 24 hours the family's reservation will be canceled and their spots will be given to the next family on the waitlist.

Is there any other important info for charter school families?

If you are an Inspire Charter School Family please fill out and bring the Inspire Mega Waiver the day of the event- one per family, you can fill in the names of everyone in your family. If you have any questions or issues regarding any funds deductions, please email Inspire_Invoices@homeschoolconcierge.com.

If you are a Valiant Prep Family please make sure after you complete your order here that you also place your order through VOS. If you have any questions or issues regarding a PO or invoice, please email Valiant_Invoices@homeschoolconcierge.com.

If you are a Summit Academy Family please make sure after you complete your order here that you also submit via email your materials order form to your educational specialist and CC Summit_Invoices@homeschoolconcierge.com.

How do I specify how I am paying for our spaces?

Please read all the info about this field trip, take the time now to add this event or field trip to your family calendar, please follow all the prompts when registering and be sure to enter all requested information.

1) Before you proceed to register for this event or field trip, please decide how many tickets you will be reserving using Charter School Instructional Funds and/or the number of spaces you need to pay for out of pocket.

2) You will click the green "Tickets" button in the upper right of the event posting. This will open the ticket selection window.

3) You will then use the arrow button on the right side of each ticket option to select how you will be paying for each ticket you need. Please select the number of tickets you need to pay for out of pocket and/or the ones you need to pay for using Charter School Student Instructional Funding.

If you are requesting to use Charter School Student Instructional Funding, please note that this does not indicate the order is free. Your Student's Instructional Funding account will be reviewed for available balance and funds will be withdrawn based on your order request about one week prior to the trip date.

4) If you are electing to pay for chaperone tickets to this event or field trip using your Student's Instructional Funds please know that they can only be used to pay for up to two (2) adult chaperone tickets max, per charter school family. This policy varies from school to school, please verify with your school what their policy is. Here is the policy for the charter school programs we are currently approved with. Policies may change and we will do our best to update our site but please know that you are responsible for payment on tickets you reserve.

Inspire Charter Schools once all core curriculum is in place for the current school year the student/chaperone ticket ratio limits are:

1 enrolled student in your family attending the trip = 1 total chaperone ticket paid by funds.

2+ enrolled students in your family attending the trip = 2 total chaperone tickets paid by funds.

Valiant Prep once all core curriculum is in place for the current school year the student/chaperone ticket ratio limits are:

1 enrolled student in your family attending the trip = 1 total chaperone ticket paid by funds.

2+ enrolled students in your family attending the trip = 2 total chaperone tickets paid by funds.

Summit Academy once all core curriculum is in place for the current school year the student/chaperone ticket ratio limits are:

1 enrolled student in your family attending the trip = 1 total chaperone ticket paid by funds.

2+ enrolled students in your family attending the trip = 2 total chaperone tickets paid by funds.

5) Any other adults and non-charter enrolled children planning to attend with you must pay out of pocket for their space. As referenced above PayPal invoices will be sent to families who mistakenly registered using Charter School Instructional Funds if it is found that the student/child is not currently enrolled, does not have sufficient funds or if they have signed up more adult/chaperones than allowed by their enrolled charter school. If the PayPal invoices are not paid within 24 hours the family's reservation will be canceled and their spots will be given to the next family on the waitlist.

6) You will continue through the registration process and will notice that the total amount due should only reflect any out-of-pocket payments you need to make. All of the charter students and allowable charter chaperones you are reserving tickets for will be deducted from your total. This process will allow you to pay for any self-pay out of pocket tickets, in one transaction using your credit card through Eventbrite.

7) You will have 30 minutes to complete this transaction, after which time if you have not completed the transaction, your tickets will be returned to the queue.

8) If you have successfully completed the registration process you will receive an automatic order confirmation in your email inbox. You can also log into your Eventbrite account at any time to check what events you have signed up for.

9) Eventbrite email confirmations may include e-tickets, there is no need to print out or bring any Eventbrite tickets with you the day of the event or field trip. The host will have a list of attendees to check you in with. Please save paper.

How do I contact the event organizer?

Name: Kristy Robinson

Email: kristy@inspireschools.org

Phone: 661-513-8747

We look forward to field tripping with you!




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