For most teachers, securing funding for field trips is a challenge resulting in many great learning experiences. However, there are grant opportunities available to support field trips!
The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) offers a Nature Field Trip Grant to assist K-12 public and private educators desiring to take their students to qualified natural areas, such as select MNA nature sanctuaries, community nature centers, and other locations.
This grant will award $500 to selected grant recipients based on the quality of the application. MNA wants to help all students experience natural areas, but is especially interested in urban schools traveling to natural areas. This grant will cover bus transportation and educational supplies. This grant requires a final report once the field trip is complete.
If you are interested, please complete and submit the application by February 23, 2018. Funds, if awarded, will be dispersed by March 31. In addition, they offer grants for fall field trips during September.