Transportation Grants Available for School Field Trips to Death Valley
DEATH VALLEY, CA—Death Valley National Park and the Death Valley Natural History Association are pleased to announce the availability of transportation grants for school groups participating in field trips to the park. This opportunity is possible due to the generous donations of many education program supporters to the Death Valley Natural History Association.
“Death Valley Natural History Association is thrilled to be able to assist school groups in coming to Death Valley National Park,” said David Blacker, executive director of the Death Valley Natural History Association, “Death Valley offers a unique learning opportunity and educators should not miss a chance to bring out their school groups.”
Students can investigate life on the sand dunes, discover ancient landscapes in a canyon, study unique habitats, and explore the lowest point in North America. “It is so inspiring to see students from local communities exploring this mysterious and remarkable outdoor classroom,” said Brandi Stewart, education program coordinator, “Through these transportation grants, we hope to provide an opportunity for even more students to engage in hands-on learning here in Death Valley.”
These grants will help cover transportation costs for school groups visiting during the spring of 2017. While the ranger-led programs are free, transportation costs can be a barrier for schools interested in field trips to the park. This funding provides an opportunity for students to explore the park and for schools to support student learning through a field trip to Death Valley National Park.
Teachers and school administrators can request additional information about transportation grants and curriculum-based field trip programs by visiting the education section of the park’s website (www.nps.gov/deva) or contacting the education program coordinator, Brandi Stewart, at 760-786-3226 or Brandi_Stewart@nps.gov.
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