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March Grants: Art/Architecture, Creepy Crawlies, & Outdoor Recreation

The Papoose Club made three grants in March!

The Hailey Elementary Art Program was awarded a grant for additional supplies for the architecture/art studio classroom. These additional blocks and ramps will be added to the current blocks and ramps center for the students to learn about cooperation, balance, physics, trial and error, and special awareness, etc. The Engineering and Pre-school programs will also have access to these educational tools.

Sawtooth Botanical Garden was awarded a grant for the Bug Zoo in May. After a few year hiatus, the Bug Zoo is back offering 3 days of field trips to The Sawtooth Botanical Garden for all schools, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. As well as a free 4th day open to the public for the Bug Zoo Festival on Saturday. This year's theme is “Idaho” including plants, animals, and landscapes of South Central Idaho.

A grant was awarded to the WRMS Outdoor Recreation Program for 6th - 8th graders. Kids are referred to the program by teachers and staff who may be underperforming in classes, lacking engagement in school and after-school activities, experiencing homelessness, lacking self-confidence or presenting signs of depression, demonstrating poor social skills etc. It will benefit approx. 300 children throughout the school year on various outdoor activities including rock climbing, camping, snow shoeing, and rafting. The grant would allow the program’s core “anchors'' (program leaders) to attend a National Outdoor Leadership Schools (NOLS) Wilderness Risk Management Conference in October 2023 in Portland, OR in order to operate middle school trips at the highest level with most current safety practices, to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the outdoor adventure and education industries.

We meet monthly to hear grant request from the community. Join us!


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