since we began the program in 2017, over 10,000 students have visited telus world of science under a class field trip bursary. Thanks to support from Science World’s Science of Cocktails, and the Government of Canada through the CanCode program, we are thrilled to offer bursaries for underserved schools to support their class field trips in the 2018/19 school year.
Who is eligible for a Class Field Trip Bursary?
- BC ministry-funded classes in grades K–12.
- Classes must clearly demonstrate need for financial assistance.
- Classes must describe how learning will be extended beyond the field trip, and how it is connected to school or district goals and/or community resources.
What is the Class Field Trip Bursary for?
Bursaries subsidize 50–100% of general admission, and school bus fees (up to $500, unless otherwise identified) for one to two classes per request.
The balance of the fees must be provided by the school.
The school bus portion of the bursary will be confirmed following a conversation about transportation requirements.
Science World class field trip bursaries do not fund overnight trips or the cost of parking (there is no school bus parking available at TELUS World of Science).
The field trip bursary will not be applied to school programs, OMNIMAX® films, and exhibition charges (see below).
For classes visiting between September 2018 and March 31, 2019, we are delighted to introduce the Tech-Up bursary add-on for students in grades 3–12. Schools which select this option will receive the regular bursary, as well as:
- Entrance to The Science Behind Pixar (September–December only).
- Tech-Up school workshop (subject to availability) for your grade level:
(Senses and Sensors grades 3–4, Ozobot Dance-Off grades 5–6 or Tinkering with Code grades 7–9).
When are bursaries approved?
Applications will be processed on a rolling deadline with priority given to field trips planned for FALL 2018. We will notify applicants about the success of their application within a month of its receipt. There may not be enough funds to support all requests; applications will remain open and on a waiting list until all funds are disbursed. We recognize the great need for field trip support as the number of applications submitted in the month of September has exceeded the estimated number of bursaries we are able to provide for this school year. At this point we will continue to add applications to a wait list.
For the 2018/19 school year the wait list will close at the end of December 2018 to ensure sufficient time for field trip planning.
What do I need to do after my bursary is approved?
Classes awarded a bursary should book their field trip through our website and reserve their transportation. Classes awarded a bursary will be asked to complete an evaluation form during the week following their field trip, and may be asked for additional feedback specific to the bursary.
The balance due and method of payment will be determined and confirmed with the contact teacher prior to completing the class booking.
For more information contact [email protected]