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Humboldt County Office of Education: Environmental Education Field Trips

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Grant-Funded Field Trip Opportunities

There are increased funds available for the 2021-2022 school year to support your efforts to get students outdoors! Transportation reimbursements are available for virtual and in-person field trip programming through PassPORTS.

Your class is eligible if you are a Title 1 district OR your combined ESL, Foster Youth, or Free & Reduced Lunch rates are over 45% (click here to see if you qualify!)

Here’s how you make it happen:

  1. Visit the PassPORTS site to learn more about blended field trips.
  2. Reserve your in-person field trip to a park near you. You can select a trip with an interpreter or an informal, independent visit. Once you make your reservation PassPORTS will work with you to schedule a virtual field trip for your students prior to your in-person excursion and will give you directions to receive your reimbursement for transportation costs.
  3. Confirm your transportation (and cost) with your school administrator/district.  Once confirmed, you can request reimbursement.  For questions on the reimbursement process, please contact California State Parks’ K-12 Access Project Coordinator at scott.shepherd@parks.ca.gov.
  4. Participate in your virtual field trip.
  5. Go to the Park!
  6. Facilitate the post-program survey with our students!  This is intended to be completed independently by students in grades 4 and above. This will help us to gain a better understanding of the impact of programs on students’ environmental attitudes, awareness, and behaviors.

Looking for other ways to support your students’ experience?  Explore the new passPORTS instructional resources for ways to connect your virtual and in-person field trips to your learning in the classroom.

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