Outdoor Classroom Program Scholarships

All the fall scholarship funds have been awarded.  We are now accepting applications for spring 2022 field trips.

We are excited to announce our new Outdoor Classroom Program Scholarships. Visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center on a field trip and have your students engage in a new 60-minute formal education program at our Outdoor Classroom.

Who is eligible?

This funding opportunity is open to all K-5 public, private, or tribal school and equivalent homeschool groups located in Kansas.

What programs are eligible?

Pick either of the 2 NEW Outdoor Classroom programs based on your grade level

Geometry of Geology (Grades K-2) - Students use basic measurement and geometry as they explore rocks and fossils at our outdoor classroom. This dynamic program combines geology instruction with applied math skills to explore a unique space at the Discovery Center.

Rockin’ ‘Rithmetic (Grades 3-5) - Think like a geologist to analyze rocks and fossils then apply math and measurement to size up the outdoor classroom.  This dynamic program combines geology instruction with applied math skills to explore a unique space at the Discovery Center.

What does the scholarship cover?

Each scholarship covers the regular $3 student admission rate for the Discovery Center and the $3 student program fee as well as accompanying teachers. The scholarships do not cover transportation costs.

Field Trips and Programs should be completed in spring 2022 from February 1 through May 20, 2022.

How to apply?

Click here to apply for spring 2022 funding

Individual schools may apply for scholarship funds to cover up to 50 students.  Funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis. All the fall 2021 funds have been distributed. We are now accepting applications for the spring at this time.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Support for these programs made possible through generous funding from the Beach Family Foundation and the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation.

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