The Kentucky State Parks Foundation is offering grants to schools to allow students to visit Kentucky State Parks during the 2015-16 school year.

Inside Out Education, an initiative of the foundation, the Kentucky Department of Parks and the Kentucky Department of Education, seeks to engage students in an educational field experience and enhance academic achievement by using the state park system as a learning laboratory.

Grants are awarded for trips to Kentucky State Parks and Historic Sites for trips during the 2015-16 school year, including summer 2016.

Applications for the first round of grants are due Aug. 1, with awards announced in mid-September; applications for the second round are due Feb. 1, with awards announced in mid-March. Click here for more information or to apply.