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Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant

Grants to Indiana Teachers to Defray the
Cost of Hands-On Learning Experiences

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs and Indiana Natural Resources Foundation - Discover the Outdoors Fund (DOF)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20

Description:

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Grants to Indiana educators to defray the costs of class trips. This program is open to teachers of private, parochial, public, and home schools in grades kindergarten through 12. Eligible trips must relate to classroom instruction and address academic goals. Funding is intended to enable educators to provide real-world learning experiences beyond the classroom.

Indiana State Parks offers field trip grants to Indiana educators and their students. This grant program is designed to distribute funds educators interested in taking students on field trips to an Indiana state park or reservoir. Field trips can engage students in learning about Indiana's fish, forest, wildlife, or natural habitats and their conservation, or about Indiana's history and cultural resources as they relate to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs. These learning experiences should support science, social studies and other academic concepts being taught in the classroom. 

Each grant request shall be for one specific trip or combination of multiple visits to an Indiana state park or reservoir, and must include an experience with full-time or seasonal interpretive naturalist at that site (hike, talk, or other scheduled program). A list of eligible sites is available at https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2392.htm.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157462

Number of Grants:

Multiple awards may be distributed each year based on the availability of funds.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $250 per application, regardless of the number of grades and students included in the application.

Term of Contract:

The planned field trip must occur between September 1 - June 1 of the school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any educator in a school or school district in Indiana from kindergarten to grade 12 may apply for the grant. Educators in home school groups are also eligible.

Educators are encouraged to team up to apply for a grant as classroom and field trip content allow. For example, two third-grade teachers might bring both of their classes on the same field trip.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted from May 1 - June 30 prior to the school year for which the grant is requested. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 30.

Applicants will be notified by August 1 regarding potential grant awards.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail completed applications to the address below.

For more information, contact:
Discover the Outdoors Field Trip Grants
Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs
402 W. Washington, Room W298
Indianapolis, IN 46204
DiscoverOutdoorsGrants@dnr.IN.gov.

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