Field Trip Program Overview:

FREE field trips are available to Sound Education alumni. We'll provide hands-on environmental education activities and our enthusiastic education staff - you provide the students! 

Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) is pleased to offer five transportation grants for the 2017-2018 school year. To apply for funding, fill out the application included in our field trip request form. If selected for one of the grants, we'll reimburse you for up to $300 of the transportation costs associated with your trip. Funding will be prioritized for schools with free and reduced lunch rates of at least 75%.

Our Field Trips:

Story of the Stream @ Lively Environmental Center

Explore the woods and become water quality technicians in this outdoor field trip at Everett School District’s Lively Environmental Center! Students will conduct chemical and biological water quality testing at Lively Creek using real scientific equipment, take a nature walk through forested trails, and spend some time getting to know the raindrops that runoff into the stream.

**Note: The Snohomish Conservation District does not own the Lively Environmental Center. The Everett Schools District owns and operates the facility**



What is a Wetland? @ North Creek Park

Walk along a floating boardwalk and get your hands dirty at the North Creek wetlands. During your visit to North Creek Park, students will learn the definition and function of a wetland. They’ll identify water-loving plants and soils, use scientific equipment to investigate the water that flows into North Creek, and explore the important ecological role of functional wetlands.



Who is eligible to apply?

Teachers working in Snohomish County who:

  • have requested a Sound Education lesson (in the same school year you are requesting your field trip)

How can I schedule a trip?

  • Spring 2018 trips will take place late May through early June
  • Fill out the request form below by March 1, 2018. We will confirm that we have received your request and will ask for any additional information we need to consider your application. 
  • We will review completed applications, and let you know if you've been funded by March 15, 2018

What’s the fine print?

  • Minimum group size is 50 students
  • Maximum group size is 90 students
  • A minimum of one chaperone for every six students is required (1:6 adult chaperone ratio)
  • All teachers are encouraged to apply for a SCD transportation grant, but schools with free and reduced lunch rates of at least 75% will be prioritized

To request a trip, please fill out the form below. Requests received after the deadlines listed below will not be considered.

Spring Trips (May-June 2018) - Request DUE by March 1, 2018


Field Trip Application Form

Name *
Eligibility* In order to apply for a field trip, you must meet the eligibility requirements listed below. *
Trips requested for Spring 2018 will take place between late May and early June Once your application has been completed, we will verify that we received it. Applications are accepted until March 1. You will be notified if you are funded by March 15.
You can read "Know Before You Go" document at the top of the page.
Priority will be given to schools with free or reduced lunch rates of at least 75%.
Snohomish Conservation District will reimburse up to $300 for transportation from your school to the field trip site. Please estimate the total cost for bus “rental” using the form below.
Rate per mile Use 2017-2018 rates if available.
Round trip mileage x rate per mile x number of buses