What is Nature Mentor bus funding

A Nature Mentor is a teacher or administrator who leads the path to future Nature Net field trips. If a new teacher joins the profession, is new to the Nature Net area, your school, or your grade level team, they may not be familiar with Nature Net sites and all that they offer.

You are a Nature Mentor if you invite this new teacher on your field trip experience and help them learn the value of your trip – and just how easy it is to get outdoors and learn! Nature Mentors must visit a Nature Net site, bring a new teacher along, and submit a written statement of how new teachers will benefit from the experience.

Our hope is to foster in new teachers a tradition of visiting Nature Net sites and an understanding of how field experiences can easily tie into existing curricula and school-year calendars.

Find out where you can go as a Nature Mentor.

Nature Mentor Bus Funding Application

Your Info

Your First Name*

Last Name*

Phone Number


Office Staff Info

Who is the best contact for bus invoice information

First Name*

Last Name*

Phone Number


School Info

Your School


School Street Address

City, State & Zip code

School District

Bus Info

Number of Classrooms taking field trip

Total Number of Children taking field trip

Bus Company

Number of buses per trip*

Nature Mentor

Which Nature Net site will you visit with your mentoree?

Who is your mentored teacher?

When will you go?

Date must be in YYYY-MM-DD format if your browser does not support the drop-down calendar.

What will you study?

What is the anticipated impact/benefit to your mentored teacher?

Are you able to provide any of the following post-trip documentation?
photos of our tripwritten statement of trip outcomesstatements from studentsother