The Lewiston Education Fund recently awarded the 3rd grade students and teachers at Montello Elementary School $600 towards the cost of a field trip to the Maine Wildlife Park. Although standard grants do not provide funds for transportation, the LEF received donations from individuals that were interested in supporting this project and were able to honor the 3rd grade teachers request for assistance. The trip will occur at the conclusion of the class unit on animal habitats and provides students with hands-on experience in a natural wildlife habitat. Third grade teacher, Marc Lavoie, is excited about the project and indicates that the teachers can now “begin to schedule, plan and pre-teach in earnest!”
The LEF would like to extend a special thank you to Kevin McHugh and other employees at Bates College who donated funds in support of this project.