Welcome to Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning provides transportation funding for field trips for Windham County, Connecticut public schools traveling to designated non-profit educational and cultural institutions.

About Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning is a pilot program that seeks to understand if providing funding for transportation will increase access to out-of-classroom learning experiences.

In its first year, during the 2018-2019 school year, Wheels to Learning funded over $20,000 of transportation grants benefitting approximately 4,300 students. These grants were provided to 25 schools for 57 different field trips to seven educational venues.

For the 2019-2020 school year, three new field trip destinations were added to the program. As knowledge about Wheels to Learning has grown, requests for funding increased significantly until the Covid-19 crisis closed schools and field trip activity ceased. Before the pandemic shutdown, $7,200 was granted to 11 schools that took 19 fieldtrips to six venues, providing nearly 1,100 children with enriching cultural and educational experiences.

Last updated July 2021