LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers public school districts within 100 miles an opportunity to receive an Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2016-2017 school year. Educators must apply by April 30, 2016. For details, visit https://friendsoflbl.org/school-field-trip-grant-program/.
The Educational Field Trip Grant assists schools in covering costs for transportation; facility admission fees at Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium; program costs; and dorm rental at Brandon Spring Group Center during the 2016-2017 school year. Grant amount awarded to schools is based on:
- School’s matching funds
- Number of students
- Income level of families in applicant school (as represented by free and reduced lunch percentage)
- Programs the school plans to participate in at Land Between The Lakes
All educational 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 in support of classroom teaching,” 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 the Forest Service, Friends of Land Between The Lakes, Calloway County Homemakers, Bicentennial Volunteers, the Johnston-Hanson Foundation, and others.
For more information about the Educational Field Trip Grant, visit https://friendsoflbl.org/school-field-trip-grant-program/ or call 270-924-2091. Grant award results will be posted by June 30.