|Mammal Hall at National Museum of Natural History|
A field trip sponsored by Kleenex? Yes! It may seem random but for the 2011 – 2012 school year, Kleenex is committing $500,000 to their Kleenex Save the Field Trips Initiative that helps fund school field trips as part of the educational curriculum. Field trips are an important component of children’s education that seem to be disappearing along with art, music, and physical education as we focus on teaching to the test.
|The kids love all things prehistoric thanks to Dinosaur Train!|
For our #KleenexFieldTrips, DC Moms @thienkim @MinkyMoo @wifeandmommy @ciaomom @noteverstill @teachmama @GoonSquadSarah @JanineNickel @thenagainphoto met at the National Museum of Natural History where we met docents, Donna and Francis, and Joe, from the Kleenex team, and enjoyed an educational day filled with hands on learning and fun on a hot summer day.
|The hands on Discovery Room is full of treasures!|
We started in The Discovery Room to find a room full of experiences that delighted the senses of curious kids of all ages. Captain Computer loved The Research Station and spent most of his time in The Discovery Room examining different x-rays on the light table and peering at specimens through a microscope. I loved the Discovery Boxes that held plastic boxes of insects galore.
As a former teacher and parent, I’m so glad that Kleenex is investing in education by ensuring that field trips remain as part of educational experience for children across the country. Here’s some additional information about Kleenex’s Save the Field Trips Initiative and how to receive funds for your school’s field trips:
- Visit www.Facebook.com/Kleenex
- Click on the “Back to School” tab at the top of the page
- Vote for your favorite participating school -or-
- Register the school of your choice by clicking the “Add a School” box and filling out the digital
- registration form
|Parting gifts included the new Kleenex packs- perfect for backpacks & purses!|
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