The Friends of The Wild Flower Garden, is funding transportation to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for eligible K-12 Minneapolis Area School Groups.
This program makes it possible for a number of Minneapolis Area school children to come to the Garden for a learning experience and for a rare opportunity to experience the natural world. Many of these children may never have that experience as they simply do not have the funds to make a school trip. The grant will cover bus transportation fees for eligible groups.
Since the inception of this program in 2009 5,446 students have been able to tour the Garden with class transportation subsidized. The Friends have provided over $19,500 in funding for this program.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board charges a fee per student for each 1 hour program. Information about program options can be found Wildflower Garden's website page. This small fee covers the cost of staffing each program with Garden naturalists. If your group is not able to cover the cost of the guided program, please ask the Wildflower Garden staff about the fee schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If your group is eligible for a school visit transportation grant and would like to take the next step, please complete two forms on the Wildflower Garden’s webpage. One form is for requesting a program and one form is for requesting transportation funding. Go the activities and amenities tab to find the links to these forms or use these links: Program request form. -- Transportation Grant form.
All the forms mentioned here are also on the Garden's website page.
If your class is eligible for a transportation grant, a form for payment will be included in the information packet that Wildflower Garden staff send to you when you book the Garden program (or download the form here). Funds are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.