Rolling Classroom field trips give students the experience of riding an Intercity Transit bus and a chance to see behind the scenes at our maintenance facility. Field trips are free and available to schools in Olympia, Tumwater, North Thurston, and Yelm school districts.

What is a Rolling Classroom?

The field trip lasts about 1.5 hours depending on your school’s location. A Walk N Roll educator will come to your classroom to provide a short 15-minute, grade-appropriate presentation about active transportation and share information about riding the bus. Following the presentation, students will board an Intercity Transit bus that will pick up students in front of your school. Students, teachers, and parent volunteers will get to meet a driver and experience riding the bus as we transport your group to the Intercity Transit maintenance facility on Pattison Street in Olympia. At the facility the group will go on a personal tour followed by an exciting ride through the bus wash. We will then transport your group back to your school.

What your students will learn

  • What is active transportation and why it’s important.
  • How and why to ride the bus.
  • The services that Intercity Transit provides.
  • How Intercity Transit cares for the environment.

Who can request a Rolling Classroom?

Rolling Classrooms are for school group’s grades pre-K through 12. Field trips can accommodate 35 people. Larger groups will need to schedule more than one field trip. We serve schools in Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia, and Yelm.

How to request a Rolling Classroom?

Fill out a Rolling Classroom request form and email it to our Youth Education Specialist, Kerri Wilson at or call 360-705-5855.

Unfortunately, we can not provide private field trip transportation to other locations. Teachers interested in using Intercity Transit buses for field trip transportation can ride our regularly scheduled buses by requesting a Class Pass.

Go on a Virtual Rolling Classroom

Watch these fun and educational videos and go on your own virtual Rolling Classroom field trip.

Meet a bus driver and tour an Intercity Transit bus.

Go on a tour of Intercity Transit’s maintenance facility and see where we clean and fix the buses.

Sing along to an original song and video about riding the Intercity Transit bus written and performed by a Timberland Regional Library staff member!

Continue learning about public transit by completing Walk N Roll’s educational activities. Send us your completed activities and we will mail you a prize!

Travel Training

If you are interested in preparing your students for independent bus travel, try our Travel Training program. These field trips focus on teaching students life skills, such as planning a trip, making transfers, and purchasing bus passes. Travel trainers also facilitate outings to community locations for real-world experience. Learn more.