Wheels to Woods (W2W) is a school to forest or forestry related field trip transportation grant program supported and administered by the WI SAF DEI Committee. Additional support is provided by the partners listed below. This program is open to any Wisconsin K-12 school teacher to apply; however, underrepresented student populations will receive priority funding. The grants are up to $350 per classroom to cover transportation costs to and from a forest or forestry industry field tour.
Spring and summer trips: Application deadline March 21, Notified April 4th. Field trips must take place by August 31st.
Fall and winter trips: Applications accepted July 15th to August 15. Field trips between September 1 – January 31
Forestry and the forest related workforce have historically lacked diversity. Recognizing that people with diverse experiences and ideas lead to innovation that can benefit the people and forests of Wisconsin, we seek to inspire a more diverse workforce by offering opportunities for students to learn in and about the forests and forest products of Wisconsin. Underrepresented populations can mean, but are not limited to, people of diverse color, culture, gender, age, and economic status. – Questions? Please contact Sadie Brown at Sadie.Brown@wisconsin.gov
Partners that make this program possible:
Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST)
LEAF, Wisconsin’s K-12 Forestry Education Program
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources