Yellow Bus Funds

All of our Yellow Bus Funds have been awarded for the 2017-2018 school year. Please check back again in fall 2018.

Thanks to the Donald Weesner Foundation, the Lake Superior Zoo is able to cover the cost of transportation for schools that complete the Yellow Bus Fund application process. Funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Prior to applying, you will need to contact the bus company for an estimate of the total cost of transportation.

How To Apply

  1. Download and complete a Yellow Bus Fund Application.
  2. Email completed application to Jessamy Schwartz, Education Program Coordinator.
  3. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks prior to field trip.
  4. Once the application is received, a confirmation email will be sent to recipients.
  5. The school district or bus company must submit an invoice within 30 days after their trip to the zoo to receive reimbursement.

Target Field Trip Grants

Deadline: September 30

Target stores award grants to K-12 schools nationwide enabling schools to send a classroom on a field trip to museums, historical sites and other cultural destinations. Each grant is valued up to $700. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials and supplies. Other criteria for selection of grant recipients include the field trip’s tie-in to the school’s curriculum and the number of students involved. Grants are accepted from August 1 until noon on September 30. Learn more here.