8 Kentucky schools receive transportation grants to take field trips

Carter Caves State Resort Park covers 2,000 acres of wooded hills rife with flora, fauna and geologic formations on the surface and underground.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Students from eight more Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.

The KSPF’s “Inside Out Education” initiative allows schools to seek the grants that enable students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park.

“These trips provide excellent learning opportunities for these students,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “They also bring young people to our state parks so they can experience our history and natural environment.”

The schools, districts and the park they are visiting are:

Madison County High School, 11-12th grades, Madison County, — Carter Caves State Resort Park

Daniel Boone Elementary, 2nd grade, Madison County,— Waveland State Historic Site

Hager Elementary, 2nd grade, Ashland Independent,— Carter Caves State Resort Park

Muhlenberg County High School, 10th grade, Muhlenberg County,— Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Lakewood Elementary, 5th Hardin County,— Old Fort Harrod State Park

Longest Elementary School, 3rd grade, Muhlenberg County,— John James Audubon State Park

Longest Elementary School, 1st, Muhlenberg County,— Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Tates Creek Middle School, 6th, Fayette County,— Carter Caves State Resort Park

The foundation has awarded 70 grants valued at $38,764 for trips that have benefited 4,912 students. For the second year in a row, the Muhlenberg County trips were made possible due to a grant from the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation. 

For more information about the grant program, visit https://www.kentuckystateparksfoundation.org/about/inside-out-education/.

The next deadline for grant applications for spring and summer of 2019 is March 1, 2019.

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