Open Outdoors for Kids Travel Grants

Montana Students to Public Lands Travel Grants 

$300 Montana Public Lands Field Trip Travel Grants Available for Primarily Fourth Grade Classrooms

Glacier National Park has been selected as a National Park Foundation Open Outdoors for Kids (OOK) Grant recipient. Glacier National Park, Montana State Parks Foundation and the Montana Environmental Education Association are partnering together to provide transportation funding to Montana classrooms (with an emphasis on fourth grade) to visit federal and state public lands

How to Apply for a grant: 

To apply for a grant, complete a 2023  MT Fourth Graders to Public Lands Travel  Grant Application. Grants will continue to be awarded until funding is no longer available.

Field trips must take place by June 30, 2023. Applicants must indicate that they are going to a public land site that is supported by the Open OutDoors for Kids Grant Program (which includes state parks in Montana). Educators receiving grant awards must agree to complete a post-visit report after their field trip that includes a field trip photo.

Preference will be given to applicants that:

  • Apply before January 6, 2023
  • Describe in their applications how they will implement a “three aspect” project that includes a pre-visit lesson, the field day, and post visit elements. (Ex. Plan to include interpretative and/or educational programs at public lands sites.)
  • Hold Title 1 school classification in 2022 and/or 2023 (if the applicant is school-based)
  • Have a majority of fourth graders in their classroom/group. 
  • Represent a wide geographic range across the state.

If you have questions please contact glac_education@nps.gov

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