Frequently Asked Questions

Email info@TheNatureBus.com if your question is not answered below.

Is the bus safe?

Bus Safety

About the MFSAB microbird G5:

Superior Insulation

  • 1.5’’ fiberglass throughout
  • Insulated roof bows
  • Reduction in noise transfer into passenger compartment
  • Prevents condensation

Other features:

  • Dual rear wheel
  • Up to 27 passengers (18 adults OR 27 children)
  • Optional seatbelts for all passengers
  • Standard 32 in electric entrance door
  • 93 in. interior width at hip
  • 76 in. headroom

nature bus safetyGalvanized Steel Structure and Side Impact Barriers

  • Steel body frame ensures that all exterior elements, including
    dust, moisture and noise, remain outside the passenger
    compartment.
  • Superior side impact protection is offered by the use of
    heavy-gauge steel side impact barriers that incorporate the
    seat rail into the design for extra strength.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FULL SPEC SHEET HERE.

You can also go to www.microbird.com for additional product information.

What qualifications does the staff have?

Ownership/Staff Qualifications & Passenger Safety:

You are in good hands with Owner/Operator, Suzanne Moss who holds many certifications and licenses to qualify her for working with the passengers on The Nature Bus such as:

  • American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR and 1st Aid certifications
  • Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Wilderness First Aid certification
  • CDL (commercial driver’s license, trained through the Norfolk Public School transportation system)
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Professional State of Virginia Teaching License preK-6, gifted endorsement

Can I hire your bus and driver?

Our focus is THE NATURE EXPERIENCE. The bus ride is optional as a complementary free carpool arrangement. You always may choose to drive yourself and meet us at the Nature Experience. The Nature Bus is “not for hire.” You cannot hire the bus and driver.

 

I'd like to share a nature topic with others, but is my "topic" taken?

We are always in search of individuals who may enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills on a particular topic of nature with others. We need more than one person for the great variety of nature topics, so your area is not “taken.” Don’t be hesitant; Let us know you may be available! Fill out the collaboration proposal form. Email us at info@TheNatureBus.com

How can I register as an Individual for The Nature Bus?

Individuals: What type of Nature Experience do you wish to have? Look over the Imagine the Possibilities Page. See something that delights you? Fill out the Interest Form on each “Possibility”. When others express similar interests to yours, then we will do our best to create Nature Experiences that match you with others whom have also sent us requests similar to yours. When there is enough interest (15+ people), we will post a REGISTER NOW event to our website (under the Register Tab). You will be notified via email the day that registration is open for the Nature Experience(s) you communicated with us about. Registrations will be taken in a first come, first served basis. Please fill out the Interest Form now so we can keep you informed about the status of YOUR next Nature Experience!

How can I register my Group for a Nature Experience?

Groups: If you already have a group in mind, great! Please read through the descriptions on the Imagine the Possibilities Page. Then discuss these ideas with your group. Don’t feel beholden to just these ideas. Remember that we can customize a Nature Experience totally for your group! Once you’re ready, fill out the Interest Form and we will contact you about crafting your very own Experience with Nature! When all of the plans are set in place, we will post a REGISTER NOW private event for your group (under the Register Tab). Each person in your group will need to use the website to register him/herself, or you can designate one person to register the entire group. All registration and payment is taken care of through our secure online registration system.

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