Just Roughin’ It Helps Fund Virtual Field Trips Program to Give Kids a Chance to Discover the Grand Canyon from Their Classroom
The Grand Canyon Association is raising money for Virtual Field Trips to give kids the opportunity to experience historical places and wonders in the Grand Canyon and ask questions without spending an extraordinary amount on travel.
Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon and other national parks every year, but what about those kids who don’t get the opportunity to travel and experience the outdoors. The Grand Canyon Association has developed a program that allows kids to explore the outdoors and learn about environmental issues without leaving the classroom through virtual field trips. These “trips” started back in 2006 in school districts across the country, and their popularity has grown to around 122 programs. Unfortunately, the equipment and software for this project has become outdated and unusable. Park rangers want to continue offering these programs and are looking to purchase the supplies to make it happen. With all of this new equipment Grand Canyon National Park will be able to connect with students through video streaming, green-screen technology, and live shots of the canyon. With this opportunity there ain’t no mountain high or valley low enough that students across America will not be able to experience.
In order to get the program rolling the Grand Canyon Association is trying to raise $50,000. They are almost half way to their goal and hope that the donations keep on coming.
Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company is very passionate about education and getting kids interested in the outdoors. Nowadays, children would rather play video games than visit a national park. The new distance-learning program is a way to inspire children to want to get outside and take what they learn on the virtual field trip to discover new things in their own backyard. Grand Canyon is a must see for everyone, but we do understand that it’s hard for people to make the trip. Virtual field trips are a great alternative to the actual thing. Just Roughin’ It is a proud donor of Grand Canyon Association’s Virtual Field Trips for Kids program, and look forward to seeing the program in motion. For more information about the program, email Bonnie O’Donnell at bodonnell(at)grandcanyon(dot)org or to donate, visit http://www.grandcanyon.org
About Just Roughin’ It.
Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company has been specializing in hiking tours and backcountry hikes through the Grand Canyon, as well as other destinations including Superstition Mountains, Yosemite National Park, Paria Canyon, Aravaipa Canyon and other southern Arizona destinations since 2007. The company offers small group tours for adults and children 12 and older of any experience level. For tips and reviews visit Just Roughin’ It’s blog at blog.justroughinit.com. For more information or to book a tour feel free to call (877) 399-2477 or visit http://www.justroughinit.com.
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