Buses & Field Trips
We offer FREE bus transportation for environment-related field trips!
Los Angeles County middle and high school teachers qualify for a free bus for an environment-related field trip! The trip must relate to or enhance an environmental project and the destination must be within Los Angeles County. Buses are subject to availability and funds are limited, so contact us to request a bus as far in advance as possible.
- Generation Earth provides schools that are working with the program with free bus transportation to field trips that relate to Environmental Service Learning Projects.
- In order to receive a bus, schools must be taking a trip that supports their Environmental Service Learning Projects in the classroom.
- Teachers are eligible for one bus per school year.
- Schools are eligible for two buses per school year.
- Your bus is not confirmed until we email you. This is a bus request form and is subject to the availability of funds.
- Maximum of 56 people, including adults, can be seated on a bus.
- Field trip destination must be within Los Angeles County borders.
- Buses are subject to availability and should be requested as far in advance as possible.
- Please do not request less than two weeks before the field trip.
- The school (or teacher) is responsible for coordinating booking with the field trip destination site (unless otherwise specified).
- Schools may cancel the bus no later than 48 hours prior to the field trip.
- Late cancellations forfeit your bus for the year. You may be billed.
- Teachers will receive a confirmation from Generation Earth staff via email when the bus is confirmed.
- Passengers are required to follow COVID protocols per Los Angeles County Public Health orders and chartered bus company’s requirements.
- Generation Earth is not responsible for lost or stolen items on any field trip.
- Complete the Generation Earth Bus Transportation Request Form.
- Administer a Pre Project Survey to all students who will be participating in the field trip.
- Email email@example.com when Step 1 and Step 2 are complete.
- We will respond within three to five working days.
- Attend Generation Earth Field Trip that relates to Environmental Service Learning Projects.
- Administer a Post Project Survey to all students who participated in the field trip.
Field Trip to the Angeles National Forest
This February, 25 students from YouthBuild Charter’s Compton branch journeyed out to the Angeles Forest to help restore, plant and care for areas devastated by wildfire. Led by Generation Earth Project Coordinators, Maria Adame and Nanci Torres, the group discovered the importance of the local watershed while planting and watering native plants. As they contributed to the removal of invasive plants, they learned the benefits of native species and their relationship to fire. During their time in the Angeles, the group cared for approximately 50 young natives. They were also given the opportunity to visit a site where they had previously planted. This allowed them to see the incredible impact they had already made in the area. The group expressed excitement at the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors and learn more about native plants and their benefits toward water conservation and wildfire mitigation.
Field Trip to TreePeople’s Coldwater Canyon Park
This April, two buses of South Gate Middle School students traveled to TreePeople’s Coldwater Canyon Park to explore environmental engineering strategies and learn about water saving actions. The students were led on an “eco-tour” by Generation Earth Project Coordinators Maria Adame and Nanci Torres. The tour was filled with fun activities including interactive displays, hands-on learning, native plant identification and more. At the urban watershed garden, the students witnessed a live demonstration of how rainwater flows through our environment. They saw a physical representation of stormwater runoff making its way to the ocean. The students were shocked to learn about the contaminants spread through the water such as plastics, oil, and trash. This led to a discussion about the benefits of permeable surfaces, rain barrels, rain chains and native plants and trees. The students were especially fascinated by the idea of biomimicry and imitating nature in our engineering designs in order to conserve water and address water pollution.
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