Agency Partnerships

The N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council’s mission is to ensure the health of our youth, natural resources and state by inspiring and enabling the next generation of passionate participants in North Carolina’s outdoor heritage activities. For more information on the N.C. Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council, visit: www.outdoorheritage.nc.gov.

The North Carolina Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant was created to address the main barrier to getting kids outside during the school day – funding. Field trips and outdoor experiences offer students opportunities to explore and learn in hands-on environments. With limited dollars available from our local school systems, such engaging and active styles of learning are becoming things of the past.

GO Grants are grants that will be provided to access field study locations and assist with other expenditures that result from taking students outdoors. Qualifying for grants require instructors demonstrate how the experience will address topics currently being taught in class and that the experience meets the goals of the Outdoor Heritage Trust Fund plan. The program also allows staff at field study sites to apply on behalf of teachers with their permission.

Click to watch the Go Grant webinar.  For application resources, go to Outdoor Heritage website.