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Nature Express

Nature Express bus funding works in one of two ways:

Nature Connections: Schedule two thematically related field trips to any Nature Net site/s and receive funds towards your second bus trip.

Nature Mentor: recruit a fellow teacher to join your class for their first Nature Net field trip, and share a bus fee!

Complete the form below to receive up to $80/bus to offset the bus expense for your second trip (or your shared mentor trip). Funds are limited, so apply now!

Nature Express is made available through a grant from the American Girl Fund for Children and Alliant Energy Foundation.

How it works:
1. Fill out the application and click on 'submit' (or print and mail to Nature Net). Note: we are currently experiencing issues with spammers overwriting applications through our webform. Until this glitch is fixed, please take a screenshot of your information below and email to info[at] to ensure we receive your application. You may also print and mail/fax your form to Nature Net). Apologies for any inconvenience or applications we may not have received!
2. Check your inbox for an Application Acknowledgement.
3. Enjoy your learning experience/s at your selected Nature Net site/s.
4. Once your trips are complete, we'll send you a request for proof of bus payment (receipt or invoice).
6. Nature Net sends your school up to $80/bus reimbursement! It's that easy!

Nature Express Application Form

First Name:
Last Name:
Your School:
School Address:
School District:
School Phone:

We will send your acknowledgement and confirmation by email. If you prefer a paper copy, please indicate here:
Yes, I prefer paper correspondence:
Number of Classes to Attend Field Trip(s):
Total Number of Children:
Bus Company:
Number of Buses per trip:

Please check ONE of the following choices (Nature Connections or Nature Mentor) and fill out the corresponding information:

Nature Connections

Nature Connections Theme:

Please indicate your field trips, dates, and topics:

Location of First Trip:
Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Location of Second Trip:
Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)

Nature Mentor
Use this program if you are introducing a new teacher to their first time nature field trip.

NatureNet Site:
Mentored Teacher:
Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)

Please describe your experience as Mentor. (Why are nature field trips and this funding important to you an your classroom? What benefit will the experience have for your Mentored Teacher?)

Click on the "submit" button to submit your application for transportation funding. Please note all information is required to process your request.

Please enter the following number in the box:

If you prefer not to apply on-line, just print out this form and mail it to:
Nature Net, c/o Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 300 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716 or fax it to (608) 221-9095.

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