Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) - Education Division
Grants of up to $300 to Arkansas public and private K-12 schools for educational field trips wetlands. This program provides students with the opportunity to see waterfowl and their habitat first-hand. Funds will be used to pay for transportation and lunches for a field trip to a local National Wildlife Refuge or Wildlife Management Area.
The AGFC will assist schools in taking their program students to visit public wetlands, view waterfowl, and learn from AGFC biologists. AGFC will work with your school to pick a date and location that will be ideal for you, and students will learn about waterfowl identification, waterfowl habitat, and for older students, habitat management. This will be a hands-on experience, and staff will bring binoculars, spotting scopes, field guides, duck banding supplies, duck wings, etc.
Funding requests must focus first on transporting students to the Waterfowl Field Experience site. These expenses may include fuel for school buses, driver fees, and bus use fees. If this does not deplete the grant, funds may also be used to purchase lunch supplies for students and chaperones (bread, sandwich meat, chips, drinks, etc.). If this still does not deplete the grant, art supplies suitable for use in creating entries for the Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Art Contest may be purchased, including, but not limited to, 9x12 drawing paper, colored pencils, color pastels, charcoals, paints, and other non-reusable supplies.
GrantWatch ID#: 147481
The maximum annual award for the Waterfowl Field Experience Grant is $300 per school.
Preferred field trip dates should be from November 27, 2017 - February 23, 2018.
Successful applicants are eligible to apply for funding in subsequent years.
Public and private schools in Arkansas may apply through school personnel. Applications must be submitted by the teacher who will be the Field Experience Trip Leader.
Ineligible costs include teaching materials, books (with the exception of field guides), website development, land acquisition, computers, long-term classroom supplies (tables, easels, storage containers, etc.), substitute teachers, salaries or other payroll-related expenses.
The Waterfowl Field Experience is designed for a maximum of 100 students per group. If you have a group larger than 100 please contact Tisa Bomar (see contact details below) prior to filling out the application.
Project Time Line:
-Project Time Line Application packet must be postmarked by October 13, 2017.
-Notification to all applicants: November 17, 2017.
-Submission of final report: May 1, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Tisa Bomar Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program Coordinator
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205