Deadline approaches for Indiana field trip grants

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
 Educators interested in taking students on field trips to an Indiana state park or reservoir are running out of time to apply for financial help.

Patrons at the Indiana State Fair ride the fair train on the grounds Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Indianapolis. The 2014 fair might include sales on Indiana-made beer and wine. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a bill that ended the 67-year ban on alcohol fairs at the fair. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS Educators interested in taking students on field trips to an Indiana state park or reservoir are running out of time to apply for financial help.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says applications for the Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program for the coming school year must be postmarked no later than June 30.

The program is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators. Last school year, 18 grants benefited more than 1,400 K-12 students from 16 schools. The grants come from the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.

Indiana has 24 state parks and eight reservoirs eligible for field trip funding

The grant application is available online at www.in.gov/inrf/educate.html .


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