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.
School field trips bring learning to life. But if budget concerns hinder your field trip plans, there are many field trip grants and other educational grants that can help fund your students’ next adventure. We previously presented some funding sources for field trips on our blog. In today's blog we present some tips to keep in mind as you prepare applications.
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.