Blue Goose Bus Fund


Application for 2017-2018 Transportation Funds

The Blue Goose Bus Fund was started with funding from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Connecting People with Nature Program. The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society has provided additional funding for the 2017-2018 school year. The program will be administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society Staff. 

The fund was created to help Title 1 schools and schools with other financial needs access the Wetland Round-Up and Living Wetlands Field Trip Programs at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center in Alviso and the Newark Slough Learning Center in Fremont. 

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society will pay up to $700 for transportation for a field trip. If you are awarded funding for a bus you will be expected to hire the bus and mail a copy of the invoice to the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society. Once they receive the invoice they will send the check for up to $700 either to the bus vendor directly (school district or local vendor) or to the school/school district for the reimbursement, whichever method is preferred by the school. 

PLEASE NOTE: If your school is in need of transportation to a field trip you will need to reserve a field trip date first and then fill out a Bus Fund Form. Please follow these steps and we will contact you as soon as possible with a response. 

 
Directions for Scheduling a Field Trip

For the Wetland Round – Up Field Trip Program (grades K-6):

  1. RESERVE A FIELD TRIP DATE. Make sure to follow the directions on our website.  
  2. After you secure your field trip date, fill out the following form for the Blue Goose Bus Fund (383 KB, requires Adobe Reader) and mail it or fax it to us at 

           Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 
           Attn: Blue Goose Bus Fund 
           PO Box 411, Alviso, CA, 95002 
           or FAX 408-262-2867

You will be contacted directly by staff to let you know if your school has been awarded funding for your field trip. Once your school has been awarded the funding you will receive more detailed information about the reservation and reimbursement process.


For the Living Wetlands Program (grades 5 – 12):
  1. Contact Colter Cook, Living Wetlands Coordinator to reserve your field trip date. 408-262-5513 ext. 102. 
  2. After you secure your field trip date, fill out the following form for the Blue Goose Bus Fund (383 KB, requires Adobe Reader) and mail it or fax it to us at; 
           Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 
           Attn: Blue Goose Bus Fund 
           PO Box 411, Alviso, CA, 95002 
           or FAX 408-262-2867

You will be contacted directly by staff to let you know if your school has been awarded funding for your field trip. Once your school has been awarded the funding you will receive more detailed information about the reservation and reimbursement process.

Questions: Call Genie Moore at 408-262-5513 ext. 100 or Tia Glagolev at 510-792-0222 ext. 474