Outdoor Classroom Program Scholarships

We are now accepting applications for fall 2022 field trips.

We are excited to continue our Outdoor Classroom Program Scholarships for fall 2022. Visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center on a field trip and have your students engage in a 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 two 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 fall 2022 from September 6 through November 18, 2022.

How to apply?

Click here to apply for fall 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.

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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