FRANKFORT, Ky. – (April 26, 2019) - -Students from nine 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 grants bring young people to our Kentucky State Parks so they can experience the natural environment and history,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “These are excellent learning opportunities for students.”
The schools, districts and the park they are visiting are:
Frayser Elementary, Jefferson County, 5th, Old Fort Harrod SP
Greenville Elementary, Muhlenberg County, 4th, Old Fort Harrod SP
Living Arts & Science Center, Fayette County, 3rd – 5th, Big Bone Lick SHS
B. Michael Caudill Middle, Madison County, 6th, Carter Caves SRP
West Carter Middle, Carter County, 6th- 8th, Carter Caves SRP
Russell County Middle, Russell County, 7th–8th, My Old Kentucky Home
Leslie County High School, Leslie County, 9th–12th, My Old Kentucky Home
Paintsville High, Paintsville, 9th, Carter Caves SRP
Lansdowne Elementary, Fayette County, 4th-5th, Cumberland Falls SRP
The foundation has awarded 79 grants valued at $44,702 for trips that have benefited 5,574 students. 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 the 2019-2010 school years is Sept. 1, 2019.
The Kentucky State Parks Foundation also has a poster and t-shirt series designed to help support the mission of the organization and Inside Out Education. There are currently 16 posters and four t-shirts available. For more information, visit