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Educational Field Trip Grants Deadline

April 12, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Educators interested in planning a field trip to experience the Land Between The Lakes outdoor classroom should apply for an Educational Field Trip Grant by April 30, 2015. Information about Field Trip Grants can be found on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes website, http://friendsoflbl.org/programs/field-trip-grant-info.php.

The Educational Field Trip Grant is available to public school districts within 100 miles of Land Between The Lakes. The grant assists schools in covering costs for transportation, facility admission fees, program costs, and dorm rental during the 2015-2016 school years. Grant amounts awarded depend on school matching funds, number of students, and number of planned programs.

Land Between The Lakes’ programs support Kentucky’s and Tennessee’s State K-12 Curriculum guidelines for science, arts and humanities, and social studies. “Our programs offer students a hands-on experience to connect with nature,” said Richard Lomax, Environmental Education Specialist. “A field trip to Land Between The Lakes helps students gain a better understanding of science and history in an outdoor classroom. We make learning fun! It’s an experience they’ll always remember.”

The U.S. Forest Service, Friends of Land Between The Lakes, Bicentennial Volunteers, and Calloway County Homemakers sponsor the school grant program. For more information about our Educational Field Trip Grant, visit http://friendsoflbl.org/programs/field-trip-grant-details.php or call 270-924-2091. Results of selected recipients will be posted online by June 30, 2015.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature,@LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Photo by Jill Asher

The Elk and Bison Prairie in Land Between The Lakes is one of the most popular attractions for visitors year-round.