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Hudson Elementary School is Awarded the NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant

RALEIGH, NC (November 4, 2019) — The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council (OHAC) is pleased to award a NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant to Hudson Elementary School.  They were able to go on their trip, Friday November 1st.

Hudson Elementary Teacher, Jennifer Phillips said before going on their trip, “Hudson Elementary Fifth Grade Teachers were delighted to learn that we were being awarded $1,250 through the North Carolina Go Outdoors Grant to help fund our trip to Blue Ridge YMCA. This grant will afford our students the opportunity to experience nature and the great outdoors while extending classroom learning. Students will learn basic archery shooting and scoring techniques, hike in the beautiful NC outdoors, learn about predator/prey relationships, participate in team building activities and explore the mountain streams to discover aquatic creatures in their natural habitat. Field trips enrich the lives of our students and give them experiences that they will carry through-out their lives”.

She added, “We want to extend a heartfelt ‘thank-you’ to the NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council for taking the time to consider and fund our grant proposal. In addition, we want to thank, Senator Warren Daniel for calling to share the wonderful news of our grant request being funded. This grant award is a true blessing.”

NC Senator Warren Daniel remarked, “It was an honor to let Hudson Elementary know they were awarded the GO Grant. It is important for our students to be able to have hands-on learning that adds to their educational experiences. They certainly deserve this grant and I look forward to hearing all about their activities.”

OHAC Executive Director Justin Burr said, “We love awarding grants to schools that are taking students outdoors to learn and have experiences with outdoor activities for possibly the first time. We understand that funding is often the largest barrier to getting students outdoors, so we are pleased to be able to give $1,250 to Hudson Elementary School to help offset some of the costs of their trip.”

The NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council established the NC Schools Go Outside (GO) Grants earlier this year. GO Grants are $250 to $2,500 grants that will be provided to access field study locations and assist with other expenditures that result from taking students outdoors.

Qualifying for a GO Grant requires instructors demonstrate how the experience will address topics currently being taught in class and furthers the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council’s mission.

For more information, contact Olivia Baumann at 984.222.9963 or olivia.baumann@nc.gov.

Press Release provided by:
Olivia C. Baumann
Marketing & Communications Manager
NC Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council