While it's just the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, it's never too early to talk field trips. If you remember getting to go on a field trip, it was fun and exciting. It was cool to get out of school for a bit and see some of the world.

Not only are field trips fun but they are also educational for kids of all ages. Your kids could be inspired by a visit to a museum, become excited about science and math, maybe even boost their self-confidence.  Unfortunately, they can also be cost-prohibitive for many school districts in the Hudson Valley.

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Not to worry, there's good news. According to the NYSDEC, grants are available throughout New York for K through 12 grade school teachers to book a field trip to one of the many NY State Parks or historic sites.

How does the program work? It's pretty simple, the program will reimburse the school district for bus costs, tolls, bus entry fees, as well as any program fees, up to $750. We are lucky to have so many unique historic and recreational sites throughout New York, which can bring history alive for our students.

For additional information as well as the application, click here. Applications are currently being accepted.

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