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Funding Transportation for School Field Trips

A group of students and a park ranger raising their hands in front of a school bus.

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PARTIALLY FUNDED BY SMITH’S ROUND UP FOR GLACIER CAMPAIGN

This project will provide funding for schools participating in Glacier National Park ranger and staff-led field trips to apply for travel grants. Increasingly, the schools who participate in park education programs are no longer able to pay for the buses and thus, cannot participate in the education programs.

Approximately 30% of the schools registering for field trips also apply for a travel grant. The park is also seeing an increased interest in schools wanting to visit from a greater distance, visiting the park only if they are awarded a travel grant. This program ensures that approximately 2,500 students, teachers and chaperones are able to participate in Glacier field trips each year.

This program is supported in part each year through the Smith’s Round Up for Glacier campaign. From June 26 – July 31, visit Smith’s in Columbia Falls or Kalispell and contribute to this project at checkout.

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July 19, 2016