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. Grants will enable educators to provide real-world learning experiences beyond 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 a 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/state-parks/parks-lakes/.
The grant request is for transportation costs, program fee costs, and applicable material costs. Field trips must involve a minimum of fifteen (15) students in kindergarten through grade 12.