Thanks to support from Science World’s Science of Cocktails 2016, we are thrilled to offer bursaries for visits beginning December 2016 to underserved schools to support their class field trips in the 2016/17 school year.
Who is eligible for a Class Field Trip Bursary?
- BC ministry-funded classes in grades K-12.
- Classes must clearly demonstrate need for financial assistance.
- Classes must describe how learning will be extended beyond the field trip, and how it is connected to school or district goals and/or community resources.
What is the Class Field Trip Bursary for?
Bursaries subsidize 50-100% of general admission, a reserved program and school bus fees for 1-2 classes per request. The balance of the fees must be provided by the school.
The school bus portion of the bursary will be confirmed following a conversation about transportation requirements.
Science World class field trip bursaries do not fund overnight trips or the cost of parking.
The field trip bursary will not be applied to additional program, OMNIMAX film, and exhibition charges.
When are bursaries approved?
Applications will be processed with priority given to field trips planned for 2016 and early 2017. Applicants will be contacted within the month following their application to be notified if they are successful. There may not be enough funds to support all requests.
What do I need to do after my bursary is approved?
Classes awarded a bursary should book their field trip and reserved program through our website. Classes awarded a bursary will be asked to complete an evaluation form during the week following their field trip, and may be asked for additional feedback specific to the bursary.
The balance due and method of payment will be determined and confirmed with the contact teacher prior to completing class booking.
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