FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/13) – Are you an educator interested in planning a field trip to experience the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) “outdoor classroom”? If so, now is the time to apply for LBL’s Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2013-2014 school year. The deadline for the field trip grant application is April 30, 2013.
Land Between The Lakes’ Educational Field Trip Grant is available to public school districts within 100 miles of LBL. The grant 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, and LBL programs the school plans to participate in.
Land Between The Lakes programs are designed to support the 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, stars, and history,” said Richard Lomax, LBL Environmental Education Specialist. “A field trip to Land Between The Lakes helps students gain a better understanding of science and history in an outdoor classroom. We make learning fun! It’s an experience they will always remember.”
The grant program is sponsored by USDA Forest Service, Friends of LBL, Swift & Staley, Calloway County Homemakers, and the Johnston-Hanson Foundation. For more information about LBL’s Educational Field Trip Grant, visit www.friendsoflbl.org and click on Education Resources or call 270-924-2038. Results will be posted by June 30, 2013.
Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.
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