Connect Kids to Parks

New York Title-1 K-12 schools are now eligible for grants that will help connect students to nature by funding trips to local state parks. Up to $750 can be reimbursed for field trip expenses. Expenses can include bus costs, tolls, and entry fees.


New York state parks offer the public:

  • Trained educational staff
  • 21 parks with environmental education staff
  • 20 historic sites with historic interpretation staff
  • Broad experience in leading field trips. As a leader in school programming in New York State, State Parks lead programs to over 220,000 students in 2015
  • Hands on programs for students in grades K-12 on New York State History, conserving New York’s environmental resources, and outdoor physical fitness
  • Standards based programming in Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Technology, Arts, and Physical Education

Applications are available now, so hurry!  Need help?  Contact BRI for assistance.  Click HERE for a direct link to the application.

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