Transportation grants for outdoor classrooms
POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 9:19am
Santa Fe, NM (KTSM) — New Mexico State Parks invites schools and teachers to apply for transportation grants to take school children to State Parks during the 2013-14 school year.
Applications are due by Sept. 27th.
This is the eighth year of the Kids ‘n Parks Transportation Grants, a component of the highly successful New Mexico Outdoor Classroom Program.
“Hands-on, outdoor experiences are great ways to engage students and reinforce classroom learning,” said State Parks Deputy Director, Jerome Madrid. “This program has been very popular with teachers and students statewide and we are excited to provide these important grants.”
The State Parks Division has formed lasting partnerships with schools and teachers. Previous grant recipients are encouraged to apply again, and State Parks is also seeking first-time applicants who are willing to commit to participate in the Outdoor Classroom Program.
The applicant must be a teacher or representative of a public or public-charter school within a New Mexico school district. The field trip must correlate to classroom study, meet one or more performance standards and be completed by the end of the 2013-14 school year.
The Kids ‘n Parks Transportation Grant information and application will be available online at www.nmparks.com.