Funding for professional development for teachers and enrichment for students such as doing science in the field is becoming increasingly difficult for schools. We also know that not all families have the opportunity to enroll students in science and math enrichment classes. Fermilab Friends for Science Education offers scholarships for teachers and families to attend teacher workshops, class field trips and student classes held at Fermilab. Participants must cover the cost of travel and housing.
Teacher Workshops: Teachers may apply for a scholarship to attend workshops. Many allow them to receive free continuing education credits or for an additional fee, graduate credit. Some in the areas of physical science and prairie ecology involve curriculum units that they teach in the classroom and follow up with field trips to Fermilab.
Field Trip Transportation: While attending field trips is free of charge, we do know that some schools have difficulty funding transportation to Fermilab. Teachers may also apply for a scholarship for up to $100 in transportation reimbursement.
Science Adventures: Families may apply for family vouchers for free classes through the Science Adventures program. Vouchers may be used for summer or school year classes.
The scholarship application form will be available from mid-November through March 7 (deadline) for workshops held during summer 2016 and field trips for the school year 2016-2017. Applicants will be notified by March 21, 2016.