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Field Trip Savings and Scholarships

Free Hands-on Workshops

Free hands-on workshops are available for all students from September through March – a savings of $2 per student.

Teacher Rewards Special Offers

Members of the Teacher Rewards program can combine their free workshop with special offers for additional savings. See More

Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund

  • The Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund provides need- and interest-based scholarships to students for School Field Trips, Outreach Programs, Summer Camps, and other experiences.
  • Schools qualifying for Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund support serve student bodies in which at least 50 percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
  • Qualifying child care centers serve student bodies in which more than 50 percent of children qualify for a Pennsylvania Child Care Works (CCW) subsidy.

Application Process and Logistics

    • Educators can click here download the Science Inquiry Fund Application.
    • Applications can be submitted at any time.
    • Notifications will be made quarterly on or before March 30, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31.
    • Funds are available to qualified organizations only.
    • Organizations will not be granted more than $1,125 per year. Organizations may receive partial funding, based on funds available.
    • The Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund covers all per-student charges for all Center programs, including field trips, Classroom Science Outreach programs, Outreach Science Shows, and After-School Lab (ASL) programs.
    • School field trips supported by the Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund must take place between Sept. 1-March 31. Non-school groups also may visit from June 16-Aug. 31.
    • The Linny Fowler Science Inquiry Fund does not cover meals or transportation.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities


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