While the typical school setting may prove beneficial, getting outside of the normal classroom environment every now and then can be rewarding. For this reason, many teachers offer field trips for their students to promote hands-on learning and provide a more relaxed atmosphere.
According to a study the U.S. Travel Association conducted, 89 percent of the youth asked said educational trips had a “positive, lasting impact on their education and career because the trips made them more engaged, intellectually curious, and interested in and out of school.”
GrantWatch has a category specifically for education grants, as well as one for grants for children and grants for teachers. Below, are seven grants currently available on GrantWatch that provide funding for school trips.
Seven Grants to Help Get Out of the Classroom for the Day
- Firstly, there are grants of up to $1,000 to Ohio K-12 teachers to support STEM projects with an emphasis on aerospace. Funding is to support the purchase of supplies, as well as for field trips that are integral to the project.
- Matching grants totaling $900 to Minnesota schools and community organizations to offset the cost of field trips to a state park. Funding will cover half the cost of transportation to the park. Funds are to help kids and adults experience the outdoors and promote the preservation of Wild River State Park.
- There are also grants of up to $600 and grants of up to $3,500 to British Columbia K-12 public and private schools for field trips related to nature.
- Grants of up to $700 to Nebraska classrooms for field trips to working farms or ranches. The purpose of funding is to provide students with the opportunity to observe modern-day agriculture. Funding is intended for the cost of transportation and entrance fees for single-day excursions.
- Funding of up to $2,500 is available to Iowa K-12 schools, nonprofit organizations, and artists for a wide range of activities that enhance arts education. The grants are for field trips to arts events, artist performances and presentations, in-school arts activities, and to purchase equipment that will improve the school’s arts curriculum.
- In addition, there are grants of up to $750 to Missouri nonprofits, public school districts, and public and private schools for field trips to state parks and historic sites. Funding is to support transportation expenses for pre-K to 12th grade children and youth to eligible field trip destinations.
- Finally, there are grants of up to $1,000 to California K-5 public school teachers for one-day class field trips. Eligible trips must benefit low-income schools in eligible counties, including Alameda, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties.