Welcome to Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning provides transportation funding for field trips for Windham County, CT 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, the 2018-2019 school year, Wheels to Learning funded over $20,000 of transportation grants to 25 schools for 57 field trips to seven venues benefitting approximately 4,300 students.

Several program changes are in place for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Wheels to Learning has expanded to three new field trip destinations!
    • Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • New England Air Museum
  • There is now a $1,200 cap per school but no limit on the number of field trips. Each individual grant will continue to be capped at $400.

Last updated August 2019

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