The Floating Classroom awards at least $25,000 annually in scholarships to help classes and organizations participate in "Trout in the Classroom" and enjoy our hands-on Lake Cruise programs.
We depend upon grants, sponsorships and donations to our Community Access fund, to make this possible. Please consider making a financial contribution!
The nature of our programming, which emphasizes exploration-based learning, collaboration, outdoor settings and hands-on experience, makes it resource-intensive. In order to remove financial barriers, we provide scholarships to cover the cost of programs on a needs-based scale.
Lake Cruise Programs are typically valued at $500-$700 per class (up to 26 students). With you support, we are able to offer as much as a 75% scholarship for needy groups. Over the past five years, we have succeeded in helping nearly 2500 students enjoy the lake with us annually!
“Trout in the Classroom” programs, including cold-water aquariums, 5 class visits and year-round support for teachers, is typically valued at $700/class. With your support, during the 2016-2017 school year, we hope to award nearly $10,000 in financial aid for the 16 schools and 40+ classes participating!
Volunteer! Assist in mentoring classes or join one of our advisory committees. We are looking for individuals with energy, interest, and experience in boating, fundraising, curriculum and marketing.
The Floating Classroom was established following the adoption of the Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan, and is guided by a volunteer committee, according to the following values:
If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director, Bill Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your support!
The Floating Classroom is a partner project of the Center for Transformative Action, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
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