In the face of shrinking school budgets, field trip funding is often the first “extra” to be cut, leaving thousands of children—many of whom live very close to Shenandoah National Park—without any means to experience their “backyard” national park.
And what a shame that is. Shenandoah National Park is a preeminent outdoor classroom. Through your help, teachers are provided, at no cost, pre-field trip curricula and post-trip materials. In the park, they can choose to do a self-guided program or be led by a Park Ranger. All educational curricula comply with federal and state (Virginia) standards of learning.
Let’s not let transportation costs be a barrier to these remarkable opportunities. Help us defray school bus costs by funding Ticket to Ride. Let’s get 5,000 students to their national park this year!