​New Funding for 2016 - 2017 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.  Once 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.

Grants for the 2017-2018 will be posted after April 1, 2017.

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Field Trips

4th Grade Project Zero Waste - City of Cypress, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach
Limited grants are available for funding of Inside the Outdoors programs! This grant is limited to public schools in Cypress, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach. The grant will provide funding for THREE Inside the Outdoors Programs. Your school will be responsible to provide transportation for the Field Trip. 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
  • Attend a full day Field Trip
  • Distribute waste free lunch materials
What your class receives:
  • Two Traveling Scientist programs with Inside the Outdoors
  • A full day Field Trip
  • Supplies for a waste free lunch
  • Pre- and Post-Activities for your class
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. A requirement of this grant is to implement lessons from the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) in the classroom. Visit ito.ocde.us/Resources/EEI.htm for more information about EEI Curriculum.
 
This grant funding is provided by the City of Newport Beach.
 
Download an application for this funding.
Field Trip Funding
Limited partial to full funding is available for following Field Trips with Inside the Outdoors.  This funding is limited by the location of your school. 
 
Chino Hills - Limited to schools with a Free and Reduced Percentage over 50% in the cities of ​Brea, Chino, Chino Hills, La Habra, Fullerton, Placentia, and Yorba Linda
 
Rancho Soñado - Limited to schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach
 
Upper Newport Bay - Limited to schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach
 
Wild Wetlands - Limited to schools in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach
 
The school is responsible to pay the remainder of the per student fees (if applicable) and the transportation costs.  These grants may require a Service Learning Projects, on site pre and post tests, or attending an online webinar.
 
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 2015-2016 school year.

OCDE Grants Home Page

Grants from Other Agencies

Traveling Scientist

Inside the Outdoors Grants

3rd Grade - Rethink Resources - City of Cypress, Los Alamitos, and Seal Beach

Limited funding is available for the Rethink Resources Traveling Scientist program for 3rd grade public school students.  If your school is selected you will be registered for your programs based on the dates listed on your application and program availability.

 

Download an application for this funding.

 

Drip Drop Traveling Scientist Grant

Limited grants for the Drip Drop Traveling Scientist programs are available for schools within area serviced by the Orange County Sanitation District. Your school would receive this program free of charge.

 

Download an application for this funding.

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 grant application 

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
  Partial Traveling Scientist

At this time there is no additional Traveling Scientist funding.  You can submit an application to be on file if/when funding becomes available or you can check back at a later date.

 

Download application to keep on file.

OCDE Grants Home Page

Grants from Other Agencies 

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