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Published: December 13, 2018


APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR SCHOOL FIELD TRIP GRANTS FOR STUDENTS TO VISIT TENNESSEE STATE PARKS.  ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR K-8TH GRADE STUDENTS TO TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO VISIT ONE OF THE 56 STATE PARKS. EACH TRIP INCLUDES A SCHEDULED RANGER-LED INTERPRETIVE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. LAST YEAR, NEARLY 800 K-8TH GRADE STUDENTS FROM 10 TENNESSEE SCHOOLS GOT THE CHANCE TO VISIT AND LEARN AT A STATE PARK, THANKS TO A FIRST ROUND OF FIELD TRIP GRANTS FROM THE TENNESSEE STATE PARKS CONSERVANCY, A NONPROFIT PARTNER OF THE STATE PARKS.  TEACHERS MAY APPLY FOR THE GRANTS, WHICH COVER TRANSPORTATION, LUNCHES/SNACKS AND RELATED PROJECT SUPPLIES. GRANT FUNDS TYPICALLY TOTAL ABOUT $10 PER STUDENT. NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE FUNDED AS THE GRANTS ARE COMPETITIVE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO T-N DOT GOV.