The Partnership for the Sounds’ 2011 Annual Membership Campaign will again support our special "Adopt-a-Class" fund that helps schools make field trip trips to PfS facilities during the 2011-12 school year.
“Adopt-a-Class” pools membership donations into an endowment that will provide scholarships to offset student admission and program fees at the North Carolina Estuarium, The Roanoke/Cashie River Center, and the Columbia Theater Resources Center. In essence, it means that for every $100 in memberships we receive, a class will be able to visit a PfS facility for free.
In 2010-11, over 2,000 students from over 50 schools, ranging from pre-school through college, visited PfS facilities through the Adopt-a-Class program.
Why do it? Due to budget cuts and the tough economy, schools are finding it harder to take field trips. AaC will encourage school visitation to PfS facilities and help us continue to fulfill our environmental education mission.
How will it work? Each scholarship would cover admission and program fees for each student, so each would be worth roughly $100 ($4 x 25 students) to the Partnership. We will use a portion of the fund to bring specific grade levels in the Beaufort, Bertie, Hyde and Tyrrell county school systems to one of our facilities. The remainder of the funds will be made to teachers/classes on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Sounds are even more beautiful when you’re a part of them.
Providing fertile farmland, wildlife habitats and opportunities for growing towns since the earliest days of our country, the waterways of The Sounds keep our communities strong. The Partnership for The Sounds works to sustain this heritage by promoting education and tourism, so our region will continue to thrive.
We need your help! Please become a partner in the Partnership’s environmental education and nature-based/cultural tourism mission. Your support helps keep our facilities open so that we can let everyone know how amazing The Sounds and its people are.