The Aquarium is launching a fundraising campaign from August 20 to 28 to support its scholarship program, which provides free field trips for students from eligible underserved schools.
Through this effort, the Aquarium hopes to provide field trips for 4,285 students this school year. A contribution of $7 covers the cost of a field trip for one student. For $210, a class of thirty students can experience an Aquarium field trip.
Field trips provide important educational experiences for students. For many, these would not be possible without the scholarship program. Students who visit the Aquarium through the this program receive free admission, dedicated time in the new Pacific Visions wing, and learning opportunities through interactions with Aquarium staff members at touch pools and other exhibits.
The campaign is launching with a matching grant of $5,000 from the Whitney Young Children’s Foundation and $5,000 from the Schulzman-Neri Foundation and ending with a $1,000 matching grant from the Mike and Diane Jensen Family.
To learn more and contribute, visit the Field Trip Face campaign page.