A southern Illinois school will benefit from IDNR grants for field trips to state historic sites
Seventh and eighth grade students at Jonesboro Elementary School will visit state historic sites this school year thanks to grant funding provided through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ State Historic Sites Field Trip Grant program.
The $1,325 in funds will allow eighth graders to visit the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site and war memorials at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, seventh graders to see the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Madison County and both seventh and eighth graders to check out the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site in Springfield.
The competitive program allows Illinois teachers to apply for funds to take students on field trips to visit and learn at select Illinois state historic sites. Learning activities must directly relate to the school’s curriculum.