With Covid-19 precautions in place, schools are finally returning to in-person learning, and field trips to the outdoors are an important part of the learning experience for any child. Unfortunately, the expense of transportation makes these outdoor experiences too costly for some schools.
Ticket2Ride is one of Oregon Parks Forever’s programs and has been helping kids in underserved communities access outdoor learning since 2016. We are proud to now be able to offer Ticket2Ride grants for national parks and scenic areas in addition to state parks! The expansion of Oregon Parks Forever’s mission means that Ticket2Ride can now cover field trip transportation to areas such as the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Cape Perpetua, and other fantastic destinations in Oregon. Hands-on outdoors learning helps kids do better in school and promotes interests in history, science, and the environment. Please help us make outdoor learning experiences more accessible to our kids!