Who 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.
Many teachers use the summer to plan for field trips, so we we’re providing a couple select grants to help make them happen. Your school’s field trips may be primarily educational, say to a robotics lab or a museum. Or they may be more for entertainment, like a trip to a pumpkin patch. Grants are a great way to help add to your field trip budget, and to make sure every child can have a great adventure outside of the classroom.
We often share information on grants available throughout the country. The Target Field Trip grant is an example. However, if you missed the deadline, as did more than one of our readers who emailed us asking about an extension, what are your options? In two words: keep looking. There are three ways to approach this: Geography, Topic, and Timing.