HICKORY, Ky. (1/17/13) – Are you an educator interested in planning a field trip to experience the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area “outdoor classroom”? If so, now is the time to apply for LBL’s Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2013-2014 school year. The application deadline is April 30, 2013.
The grant is available to public school districts within 100 miles of LBL, and assists schools in covering costs for transportation, facility admission fees, program costs, and dorm rental during the 2013-2014 school year. The grant amount awarded to schools is based on the school’s matching funds, number of students, income level of families in applicant school, and programs the school plans to participate in at Land Between The Lakes.
The programs are designed to support Kentucky and Tennessee State K-12 curriculum guidelines for science, social studies, and arts and humanities. “Our programs offer students a hands-on experience to connect with nature, the stars, and history,” said Sharon Waltrip, Program Manager for Environmental Education. “A field trip is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an understanding of and appreciation for science and history, as well as the outdoors. It is an experience that will last a lifetime!”
The grant program is sponsored by USDA Forest Service, “Friends of LBL,” Swift & Staley, Calloway County Homemakers, Bicentennial Volunteers, the Johnston-Hanson Foundation, and others. For more information about the Educational Field Trip Grant, visit www.friendsoflbl.org and click on Education Resources or call 270-924-2091. Grant award results will be posted by June 30.
Information provided by Regina Roby
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