"I've asked the staff to revisit what could be another funding option," Levy said.
"They can look for other places to get some funding or look at what we've done already and take pieces of that and do them without any additional funding."
The tours were comprehensive, lasting three hours and providing students with hands-on learning challenges that included examining skulls and dissected frogs, learning about energy and touring the college's planetarium.
The tour classes were taught by college science professors.
To get ready for the tour, elementary teachers took training seminars and were awarded $900 science kits they used to teach their own classes after the tours were complete.
"The program introduces K-through-12 students to the college so they can start thinking about college at a younger age," Levy said.
"We're planting the seed much earlier in the community that we have this great science program. To go to a college to see a planetarium like this makes it unique. What we really need is a donor who wants to keep the fires lit and the interest alive. It's a premier program."
College officials are always writing grant requests and will continue to host a program that brings elementary school students to the college, said Glendale College Foundation Director Ann Ransford.
"We've had lots of other bits of money and the hope is we can write a grant to the [National Science Foundation] for an outreach program," Ransford said. "It's such an amazing program."
The college will continue to invite students for tours of the science classes and planetarium but no funds are available now for the teacher training and kits, she said.
Foundation officials will continue to find a way to fund the entire program because of the reaction they get from students and teachers who take the tours.
"The letters we get from these kids are amazing, fabulous," Ransford said.