STEM Field Trips provide:
- Facilitated hands-on outdoor STEM experiences that cannot occur in a typical classroom setting.
- A guided nature hike and the opportunity to connect with ecosystems representative of Indiana: deciduous forest, fields of crops, an urban garden, and Eagle Creek.
- At least two STEM activities connected to a theme of your choice from TSC’s activity menu.
- Curriculum that aligns with specific Indiana Science Standards and Cross-Cutting Concepts.
- The 30-acre outdoor educational site is conveniently located just off I-465 on the northwest side of Indianapolis: TSC at Moore Road Farm, 8407 Moore Road, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
- Tuesdays through Fridays, year-round
- Field Trips are generally 3 hours without a lunch break; or your choose about 3½ hours to allow time for a picnic lunch (provided by participants).
- 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letha’s Youth Outdoor Fund (Indiana Native Plant Society)
Letha’s Fund supports trips for school and youth groups to experience nature in an educational context. It also supports youth-initiated activities that bring them in closer contact with nature. Preferred groups are those with the least access to experiences in the natural environment.
Letha’s Fund provides financial assistance to school-age children and youth groups for field trips to nature sites or projects that engender excitement about the natural world. Grants are intended to:
- Help with transportation costs and/or naturalist fees where funds are limited.
- Promote youth-initiated projects/activities that connect kids with nature.
Applicants will receive a response to the application in about two to three weeks if submitted by email. Allow one month response time if submitted by mail.
Eligibility: The Fund is available statewide. Teachers/leaders may select nature sites suitable to their location and situation. To minimize transportation costs, applicants are encouraged to select nearby nature sites suitable to their program.
More Information and Application: https://indiananativeplants.org/education/letha/