New Funding

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New Funding for 2019 - 2020 School Year
 

Please read guidelines carefully. Some of the requirements have changed.  New opportunities are added as grants are awarded to Inside the Outdoors.  Check this page occasionally for new grants.  The grants are listed below by program; Field Trips and Traveling Scientist.

We highly suggest that you do not register for a program until you hear from us about the status of your grant.  When your program is approved, our contract process with your district begins.  Once your district contract is signed, then your school is bound to the terms and conditions.

Field Trip Grants

Full Field Trip Grants - Limited to Schools in Newport Beach

Grants for the Wild Wetlands, Upper Newport Bay and Rancho Soñado Field Trip programs are available for schools in Newport Beach. Your school would receive this program free of charge.  Your school would only be responsible for the cost of transportation.
 
This grant funding is provided by the City of Newport Beach.

Traveling Scientist plus Aliso or Santiago Watershed Field Trip

Limited grants are available for funding of Inside the Outdoors 3rd grade Traveling Scientist and Aliso/Santiago Watershed program! The Field Trip sites are located at Aliso and Woods Canyon Regional Park and Santiago Oaks.  This grant is limited to schools that have native plants on site and/or are willing to plant a native garden. The grant will provide full funding for a Field Trip program. Your school will be responsible to provide transportation.

Project Zero Waste Program - open to schools in Costa Mesa

Limited grants are available for funding of Inside the Outdoors programs! This grant is limited to schools in Costa Mesa. The grant will provide funding for TWO Inside the Outdoors Programs. Your school will be responsible to provide transportation if you select the Field Trip option. You will also receive supplies related to a waste reduction project. If your school is selected, you will be registered for your programs based on the dates listed on your application and program availability.

Grant Requirements

  • Complete two programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Distribute waste free lunch materials

What your class receives:

  • Two programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Supplies for a waste free lunch
  • Pre- and Post-Activities for your class

Field Trip Funding

At this time we, do not have any additional Field Trip funding.  We are working hard to raise more funding for our programs.  If you would like, you can submit an application to have on file if/when we receive additional funding.

OC Waste and Recycling

Limited two year grants are available for schools in Orange County to participate in our Project Zero Waste Program.  This grant includes a Field Trip and two Traveling Scientist Service Learning visits for the 2019-2020 school year and the 2020-2021 school year. 

Grant Requirements

  • Complete three programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Implement a waste reduction program on your school site with help from Inside the Outdoors

What your class receives:

  • Two programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Supplies for your project
  • Pre- and Post-Activities for your class

Grants from other agencies

Traveling Scientist Grants

Rethink Resources Traveling Scientist Program - open to Orange County Schools

Limited grants are available for full funding of Inside the Outdoors Rethink Resources Traveling Scientist for TK to High School students!  This grant is limited to schools in Orange County.  Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.

Drip Drop or Rethink Resources - Open to Newport Beach Schools

Limited grants for the Drip Drop or Rethink Resources Traveling Scientist programs are available for schools in Newport Beach. Your school would receive this program free of charge.

Traveling Scientist plus Aliso or Santiago Watershed Field Trip

Limited grants are available for funding of Inside the Outdoors 3rd grade Traveling Scientist and Aliso/Santiago Watershed program! The Field Trip sites are located at Aliso and Woods Canyon Regional Park and Santiago Oaks.  This grant is limited to schools that have native plants on site and/or are willing to plant a native garden. The grant will provide full funding for a Field Trip program. Your school will be responsible to provide transportation.

Fourth Grade Traveling Scientist - City of Anaheim

Funding is available for all 4th Grade students attending schools in the City of Anaheim to recieve a Free Traveling Scientist program.  This grant is generously provided by the Disneyland Resort.

Partial Traveling Scientist

At this time, we do not have any additional Traveling Scientist funding.  We are working hard to raise more funding for our programs.  If you would like, you can submit an application to have on file if/when we receive additional funding.