Museum's crowd funding campaign to benefit Youth Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites seeks help in offering free field trips to Indiana Schools
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites announced today an online crowd funding initiative designed to raise $10,000 from the public to help cover free admission for all K-12 Indiana school field trip groups to the museum and 10 of the state's historic sites. The online component is the second phase to The Field Trip Fund, a campaign that has already raised $20,000 from the public in the first phase.
The second phase is set to begin Aug. 8 and will raise funds to meet a matching gift challenge from USA Funds, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.
"We want all students to have the opportunity to learn about Indiana's history through real objects and personal experiences," said Tina Sullivan, senior vice president of External Relations.
In Indiana there are 77,000 students in fourth grade alone that are learning Indiana history and all grades benefit from the museum and historic sites programs all of which meet Indiana's new academic standards.
The museum has setup a funding platform at http://indianamuseum.org/
"USA Funds is pleased to offer this matching gift challenge to provide Indiana students and teachers the resources and learning opportunities available through the Indiana State Museum," said Pat Roe, senior program officer, USA Funds. "The Indiana State Museum provides excellent resources that build upon classroom learning and enhances the learning experience for students. This grant will help to raise funds to ensure teachers and students across the state can take advantage of all the Indiana State Museum has to offer."
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New Harmony State Historic Site is currently not participating.
For more information on The Field Trip Fund, please contact Charlie Shock at or via email at email@example.com.
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