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The Yellow Bus Fund

Acadia is a national treasure and dynamic outdoor classroom. Friends of Acadia is working to increase opportunities for every Maine school child to have a chance to experience hands-on learning with park rangers in Acadia: to uncover Maine’s glacial history, explore the homesteading life of early Mainers, discover unique shoreline and forest habitats, and understand issues that will influence Maine’s future.

Recognizing that transportation costs may be prohibitive for some schools to plan a field trip to the park, Friends of Acadia has offered transportation scholarships for day trips to Acadia and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site since spring 2015.

Funding is for day programs for public schools and is not intended for residential programs. Priority will be given to public schools that demonstrate the greatest financial need, but all are welcome to apply. If you receive funding, the teacher/school is responsible for coordinating transportation.

To apply, contact Acadia National Park. Visit for ranger-led field trip options and at the end of your field trip request e-form, you may also request to be considered for Yellow Bus Funds. Acadia education staff can be reached at:

Acadia National Park Education Office            

P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609                                      

(207) 288-8823