Ways to Fund Your Field Trip or Traveling Science Workshop
If you are looking for funding to underwrite your Discovery Museums Field Trip or Traveling Science Workshop, check out these generous resources:
Target Field Trip Grants Program
5,000 field trip grants of up to $700 each are available this year. Grant funds can be used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums or to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.
Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Big Yellow School Bus Grants
Big Yellow School Bus, a partnership between the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), provides grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to cultural institutions and events.
Your Local Cultural Council
Local Cultural Councils can fund field trips for children, grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12, by subsidizing the cost of admission to attend programs in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits). This program is administered by Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) statewide. LCCs are comprised of volunteers who are appointed by municipal officials to regrant funds from the MCC at the community level.Remember, teachers are always welcome to visit the Museums at no charge.