Environmental field trip transportation funding request
Groups can take an environmental education field trip with a county-provided bus service.
Field trip guidelines
- Groups must have at least 25 participants age 7 and above.
- Organizations can receive funding to take up to two field trips per year. Groups can receive funding for more than one bus per field trip.
- To ensure we can fulfill your request, please apply for field trip transportation between two to eight weeks before your field trip.
- Field trips must start in Hennepin County, and the majority of participants must be Hennepin County residents.
- Field trip destinations must be located in the Twin Cities metro area. For ideas, see the list of recommended field trip locations (PDF).
Additionally, field trips should address one of the following:
- Reducing waste: Learning about how we can reduce the amount of garbage created at home, how we can reuse materials and resources, how we can compost at home or school.
- Recycling: Learning about what can be recycled in our community, what products are made from recycled materials, why recycling is important.
- Identifying, reducing and disposing of hazardous waste: Learning about what types of products are hazardous and why; how to identify, safely store and dispose of household hazardous waste; how to reduce hazardous waste by choosing less-toxic products or making your own household products.
- Reducing climate change and air quality pollution: Learning about air pollution and climate change and ways that we can save energy and reduce pollution.
- Protecting land and water: Learning about water pollution and ways that we can reduce it; understanding what a watershed is; exploring lakes, rivers and streams near us, why they are important and actions we can take to protect them; learning about sustainable landscaping and ways that we can provide habitat for wildlife and protect water quality.
- Understanding ecosystems: Learning about what an ecosystem is, how we impact ecosystems, what we can do to protect, preserve and enhance ecosystems.