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Field Trip Scholarships for Middle & High School Classrooms
Scholarships are now available for educators wishing to bring middle and high school classes for a guided field trip to explore the forest and Fisher Museum, and to collect data as part of an authentic ecological field study.
Field trips are available in two locations: the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts or Highstead in southern Connecticut.
A limited number of scholarships are available for both spring and fall 2017. Preference is given to schools with a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch. The scholarship covers on-site student data collection materials and the tour fee. Reimbursement for busing is also available.
Support from the Highstead Foundation allows us to provide these field trips cost-free to groups wanting to learn more about forest dynamics and the value of New England's forests.
Field trip scholarship recipients are encouraged to consider becoming part of the year-round Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program, supported by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program, which supports schools in collecting data in their schoolyards. The field data collected as part of the scholarship field trip to Harvard Forest or Highstead is the same as that done in the Schoolyard Program's "Our Changing Forests" project.