Transportation Grant For Field Trips To NYS Parks: Plan Now
Attention teachers: New York State Parks wants to help you plan your next field trip - with a grant!
Why not take your class to one of our beautiful state parks for a field trip adventure? I know, field trips are a huge expense! So, here is a way to help. The Connect Kids to Parks Transportation Grant Program is available to K-12 classrooms in Title 1 schools across the New York state. The goal is to connect the kids with the parks. Here are a few of the programs offerings:
Trained educational staff
21 parks with environmental education staff
20 historic sites with historic interpretation staff
Broad experience in leading field trips. As a leader in school programming in New York State, State Parks lead programs to over 220,000 students in 2015
Hands on programs for students in grades K-12 on New York State History, conserving New York’s environmental resources, and outdoor physical fitness
Standards based programming in Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Technology, Arts, and Physical Education
The transportation grants will reimburse bus costs, tolls, the fee for bus entry into the facility and any programs fees, up to $750. The program will start accepting applications on July 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information, visit Connect Kids To Parks.
It's a great idea. Pass along to help out your school!