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Land Between the Lakes Educational Field Trip Grants Available

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – 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 2012-2013 school year.  The deadline for the field trip grant application is April 30th, 2012.

LBL’s 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 2012-2013 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.

LBL programs are designed to support the Kentucky and Tennessee State K-12 curriculum guidelines for science, social studies, and arts and humanities. “The programs offer students a hands-on experience to connect with nature, the stars, and history,” said Richard Lomax, LBL Environmental Education Specialist.  “An LBL 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, 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 30th, 2012.

About Land Between the Lakes

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review LBL’s official website at www.lbl.org each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures.

Follow us on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl and on our blog at http://landbetweenthelakes.blogspot.com/.  Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is available on our website or by calling 1.800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.


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