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More schools to visit the Museum in 2018

Bradbury Science Museum Association helped 20 school groups visit in 2017.
December 4, 2017

Many student groups visit the Museum each year. The Bradbury Science Museum Association provides grants to enable even more students to learn more about science.

The assistance comes in whatever form the participating school needs. It could range from just the gas for transportation to and from the Museum to additional costs for teacher/ chaperone expenses.

With its nonprofit organization status conferred by the Internal Revenue Service just about a year ago, the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is continuing to help with science-education outreach within the region. So far, more than 1,200 students and their chaperones have visited our Museum under a subsidized grant program called the LANB (for Los Alamos National Bank) Field Trip Series. The bank supported the program last year, and it will continue to support the program through 2018. These visits are in addition to the many school groups that come here each year without the need for financial assistance.

The subsidized field trips are available only for regional schools that are part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title 1, Part A, program. Locally, that includes all the public schools in Española and about 80 percent of the schools in Santa Fe. A school gets a Title 1 designation when its student body includes a high percentage of students from low-income families.

The assistance comes in whatever form the participating school needs. It could range from just the gas for transportation to and from the Museum to additional costs for teacher/chaperone expenses.

The goal of all the organizations involved is to extend science education to regional students through the Museum and its activities.

We look forward to welcoming additional school groups again next year.

How you can help science outreach

By joining the Bradbury Science Museum Association, you will not only support the work of the BSMA but also gain access to museums around the country and even abroad.

Also, when Gadgets, the BSMA’s Museum kiosk is open, stop by and check out the new items—they are added to monthly.