Nine Kentucky Schools Receive Transportation Grants Through Kentucky State Parks Foundation

FRANKFORT, Ky. – (April 26, 2019) - -Students from nine more Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.

The KSPF's "Inside Out Education" initiative allows schools to seek the grants that enable students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park.

“These grants bring young people to our Kentucky State Parks so they can experience the natural environment and history,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “These are excellent learning opportunities for students.”


The schools, districts and the park they are visiting are:

Frayser Elementary, Jefferson County, 5th, Old Fort Harrod SP

Greenville Elementary, Muhlenberg County, 4th,  Old Fort Harrod SP

Living Arts & Science Center, Fayette County, 3rd – 5th, Big Bone Lick SHS

B. Michael Caudill Middle, Madison County, 6th, Carter Caves SRP

West Carter Middle, Carter County, 6th- 8th, Carter Caves SRP

Russell County Middle, Russell County, 7th–8th, My Old Kentucky Home

Leslie County High School, Leslie County, 9th–12th, My Old Kentucky Home

Paintsville High, Paintsville, 9th, Carter Caves SRP

Lansdowne Elementary, Fayette County, 4th-5th, Cumberland Falls SRP


The foundation has awarded 79 grants valued at $44,702 for trips that have benefited 5,574 students. The Muhlenberg County trips were made possible due to a grant from the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation. 

For more information about the grant program, visit
The next deadline for grant applications for the 2019-2010 school years is Sept. 1, 2019.  

The Kentucky State Parks Foundation also has a poster and t-shirt series designed to help support the mission of the organization and Inside Out Education. There are currently 16 posters and four t-shirts available. For more information, visit 




Molly Caldwell