What can you do with a GO Grant?

GO Grants fund a variety of adventurous field trips and the construction of learning facilities to support outdoor learning for students.

Continue scrolling for further information on what kinds of field trips and structures we fund, or jump to the grant photo gallery to see what others have done with a GO Grant!

GO Grants have funded:

Overnight camping trips that give students the opportunity to learn how to set up a camp, cook outdoors, and survive in the wild. 

Hiking and backpacking trips from the mountains to the coast. Recipients have hiked portions of the Appalachian Trail, National Park and State Park trails. 

Kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting trips from the French Broad River to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. 

Agricultural and forestry equipment, including tractors to maintain school farms and livestock trailers to transport animals to expos.

Agricultural structures including animal barns, livestock pens, stables, corrals, milking and shearing apparatus to support agricultural, FFA, and science classes. 

The construction of basic, aquaponic and hydroponic greenhouses. Students can learn how to cultivate plants and harvest produce. 

Outdoor archery ranges, including bows, arrows, arm guards, 3D targets,  and scoring equipment. 

The construction of educational nature trails, including supplementary structures, and signage.

Structures such as kayak launches and fishing docks, including equipment such as rods, reels, kayaks, canoes, etc.