​New Funding for 2018 - 2019 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.

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Field Trips

Project Zero Waste Program - open to Orange County Schools
Limited grants are available for funding of Inside the Outdoors® programs! This grant is limited to schools in Orange County. The grant will provide funding for TWO Inside the Outdoors Service Learning Traveling Scientist visits, a Field Trip, project supplies and support for 3 years. An additional 2 years of full or partial funding may be available to your school as well. Your school will be responsible for providing transportation for your Field Trips. If your school is selected you will be registered for your programs for the first year based on the dates listed on your application and program availability.
 

Grant Requirements

  • Two Service Learning Traveling Scientist School visits to help implement a school garden and/or composting project at your school over the next 3 years.
  • One Field Trip experience, per year, for your students. Your school will be responsible to pay for transportation.
  • Implement the project and provide project data (with help from our Traveling Scientists) and pictures.

What your class receives:

  • Three programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Supplies for a garden and/or waste reduction program
  • Curriculum for supporting classroom activities
Project Zero Waste Lunch 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
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.
 
Download an application for this funding.
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.
 
Download an application for this funding.
New School Discount
New schools* attending Inside the Outdoors Field Trips will receive 50% off registration fees. When you register, use the promotional code "PayNew".
 
* New school is defined as a school that did not participate in Inside the Outdoors Field Trips during the 2016-2017 school year.

OCDE Funding and Partnership Services

Grants from Other Agencies

Traveling Scientist

Inside the Outdoors 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. 
 
New High School Program Available (fully funded)– Where’s My Water?
Inside the Outdoors has a new high school water education program!  This Traveling Scientist visit to your classroom will introduce your students to the current topic about where we get our water and the debate of the CA Water Fix.  If  your school is approved for the grant, this program will be provided free of charge.
Download an application for this funding.
 
Project Zero Waste Lunch 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 Orange County.  The grant will provide funding for TWO Inside the Outdoors Service Learning Traveling Scientist visits, a Field Trip, garden/organic waste reduction supplies and support for 5 years.  Your school will be responsible to provide transportation for your Field Trips.  If your school is selected you will be registered for your programs for the first year based on the dates listed on your application and program availability. 

 

Grant Requirements

  • Two Service Learning Traveling Scientist School visits to help implement a school garden and/or composting project at your school over the next 5 years
  • One Field Trip experience, per year, for your students. Your school will be responsible to pay for transportation.
  • Build a school garden and composting program over the next 5 years

What your class receives:

  • Three programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • Supplies for a garden and/or composting project
  • Curriculum for supporting classroom activities

Scientist of the Sewers High School

Limited grants for the Scientist of Sewers Traveling Scientist programs are available for schools within areas serviced by the Orange County Sanitation District. In addition to the Traveling Scientist program, your school will receive a Field Trip of the Orange County Sanitation District. 
 
Download an application for this funding.

Drip Drop or Rethink Resources Traveling Scientist Grant - 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.

 

Download an application for this funding.

  Fourth Grade Traveling Scientist Grant - open to schools in Anaheim  

Limited grants for a Fourth Grade Traveling Scientist programs are available for any school in Anaheim. Your school would receive this program free of charge.  This grant is sponsored by the Disneyland Resort.

 

Download an application for this funding.

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.

 

Download application to keep on file.

OCDE Funding and Partnership Services

Grants from Other Agencies