$300 Montana Public Lands Field Trip Travel Grants Available for Fourth Grade Classrooms
Are you an educator working with 4th grade students? You can apply for $300 to get them outside to ANY public lands in Montana!
Glacier National Park has been selected to receive a National Park Foundation Grant. This grant is part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, which supports the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park. The Every Kid in a Park program is an Administration-wide effort between the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Army, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Education. The goal of this program is to have an ongoing, yearly commitment to bring fourth graders to their public lands and waters so that all children will have the opportunity to build a connection by the time they are 12 years old. As public lands serve as natural tools for learning, these students will be exposed to and build ownership of their cultural and natural heritage. The National Park Foundation is leading the on-the-ground efforts for the field trip grants. With cutbacks in school funding for field trips, this strategic funding will help provide comprehensive access to natural, cultural, and historical parks.
MEEA is proud to partner with Glacier National Park and the National Park Foundation to distribute these funds for the THIRD year in a row! Thanks to this partnership over 40 school classrooms will get to travel to public lands this year.