Golden Pond, KY – Are you an educator interested in planning a field trip to experience Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area “outdoor classroom”? Apply now to receive LBL’s Educational Field Trip Grant for the 2014-2015 school year. Application deadline is April 30th, 2014.
Educational Field Trip Grants are available to public school districts within 100 miles of Land Between The Lakes. Grants assist schools in covering costs for transportation, facility admission fees, program costs, and dorm rental during the 2014-2015 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 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 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 www.friendsoflbl.org or call 270.924.2091. Grant award results will be posted by June 30th.
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 more, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000.
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