Teachers at North Carolina’s Title I schools are invited to apply for a program that would bring an undersea world to the classroom.
Through Sept. 15, teachers at eligible schools can apply for mini-grants for programming such as in-classroom animal encounters, field trips to one of the North Carolina aquariums or live online sessions with aquarium staff and animals, according to a news release from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
The Aquarium Scholars program was established to provide under-served students in North Carolina Title I schools with access to science, technology, engineering and math-based aquarium programs.
Title I schools in Onslow County include: Bell Fork, Blue Creek, Clyde Erwin, Heritage, Hunters Creek, Jacksonville Commons, Meadow View, Morton, Northwoods, Parkwood, Queens Creek, Richlands, Sand Ridge, Silverdale, Southwest, Stateside, and Summersill elementaries as well as Dixon, Hunters Creek, Jacksonville Commons, Northwoods Park, Southwest, Swansboro, and Trexler middle schools
The first cycle of the program took place from January to April and provided programming for more than 6,300 students across the state. The current application cycle is for the 2018-2019 school year, the release said.
The Aquarium Scholars program was established by the nonprofit North Carolina Aquarium Society in cooperation with private donors, the state aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island and Jeanette’s Pier, and other partners.
For more information and to fill out an application, visit ncaquariums.com/aquarium-scholars.