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Benefit From Educationally Rich Field Trips

Tue, Mar 5, 2019 @ 07:03 AM / by Stephanie Heiland

school busWho doesn’t recall cherished childhood memories of piling into yellow school buses with your class and leaving school behind to go on a much-anticipated field trip?  These days ‘off,’ as we thought of them back then, gave us an opportunity to explore cultural institutions, science in action and other real-life experiences.  And unbeknownst to us at the time, in addition to the fun factor, these outings provided tremendous educational value. 


As documented in a research study conducted by the University of Arkansas and cited in, “Enriching field trips contribute to the development of students into young men and women who possess more knowledge about art, have stronger critical-thinking skills, and exhibit increased historical empathy.”

However, in the past decade, school field trips have been on the decline due to school districts’ funding restraints and other resource limitations.  If you are an educator, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse your students in experiences outside the classroom.

Here are several potential funding sources to help you create a field trip memory for your students.


Kohl’s Cares Field Trips Grants

Must register by March 13 and then apply by March 15, 2019.


Syta Youth Foundation Road Scholarship

The 2019 Spring Road Scholarship Application is now open through March 15, 2019.


Walmart Community Giving Program

The 2019 grant cycle begins February 15 and the application deadline to apply is December 31, 2019.


Brown Rudnick Foundation Community Grant

 Awards grants for field trips in Boston, Hartford, New York City, Providence, or Washington, D.C.

 This online charity is free for teachers to use and makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.


Big Yellow School Bus – available in certain areas

The application is opened during school year, and the winners will get the money in the next school year.  Check online to see if available in your area.  A few include:  Missouri, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Iowa.


Grant applications accepted annually between August 1 – October 1.


See these other blogs for additional funding sources and tips on how to make the most out of your field trip experiences for your students.



For more information on these and other funding sources, and for help in creating a conceptual, interesting and meaningful application, contact TheGrantHelpers.


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