Spring Deadline for Learning on Location applications is March 22, 2013.
The Public Education Project (PEP) is a project of Forum 35, a non-profit organization of dedicated young leaders that work for the betterment of the Baton Rouge community. The purpose of PEP is to work within the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and to support the students, teachers, and schools through various programs.
This spring, PEP is continuing a special project: Learning on Location. This project provides field trip grants to schools within EBR Parish. The purpose of these school field trips is to provide an opportunity to enhance, strengthen and complement the classroom or grade level curriculum. These field trips will serve to enhance students' knowledge and skills, as well as provide a recreational learning atmosphere.
For more information, contact Kasey Henry, PEP's Chair.
2012 Learning on Location Sites
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Rural Life Museum
West Baton Rouge Parish Museum
Dufrocq School, Spring 2012
We had a wonderful time… The solar system show at the planetarium was amazing. The students and parents enjoyed it immensely. However, their favorite one was the music show. It was a pleasant surprise and a very enjoyable lesson on the science of sound/music. Thank You for working towards making this such a great experience for my students, parents and myself.
Dufrocq School, Spring 2012
My class and I can't thank you guys enough for the lovely experience we had with the two locations… The guides were so impressed by what the students already knew, and how much information they were able to retain from the tour. As a matter of fact, they told us to make sure we come back because they were impressed. I will have to send you some pictures. You have been a complete joy to work with, let me know if you guys are going to offer this again. I would love to apply for it once more.
Kenilworth Science and Technology, Fall 2011
I just wanted to let you know that today was AMAZING! Everything ran smoothly and our kids had a great time. They were shocked at how much sounded familiar at Pennington because it so closely matched what we've been studying. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication to seeing this project through. I look forward to working with y'all more in the future, and truly appreciate your efforts.
Mentorship Academy, Fall 2011
I wanted to send a big thank you to you and the rest of the people who made this field trip possible. The students really enjoyed themselves and learned a lot about what a future career in science might look like. They couldn't wait to brag to all their friends when they got back about what a great time they had! I've also had a few students talk to me and ask in depth questions about some of the things we saw or were told at Pennington about mapping the human genome and helping the physical endurance of American troops. They also got a kick out of some of the unique tools we saw in the labs, one student exclaiming "I didn't know robots like this even existed!" Thanks again and please let me know if there are ever any other opportunities in the future to brighten the world for our future leaders!