Blue Goose Bus Fund


Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Blue Goose School Fund (Title 1 Schools Only)

Application

The Blue Goose School Bus Field Trip Transportation Fund was started with funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Connecting People with Nature Program. The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society has successfully funded over 50 schools! In addition, the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society has provided additional funding through grants and donations. The program will be administered by the U.S. Fish and 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 Habitat Restoration Service Learning 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 to the Refuge 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.

For the Wetland Round – Up Field Trip Program (K-4) and Habitat Restoration Service Learning (5-12):

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 and Email it or Mail it to us at;

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Attn: Blue Goose Bus Fund PO BOX 411, ALVISO, CA, 95002or EMAIL genie_moore@fws.gov

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