2020-2021 Educator Guide

Our 2020-2021 Educator Guide covers everything you need to know for your virtual field trip. We understand that the landscape of education has been changing daily under the current conditions. We have developed new virtual programming to help you safely engage your students in STEM whether they are at home, or in your classroom. 

We remain committed to developing informal science education programs that inspire young minds, improve STEM literacy and cultivate the creative, critical thinkers who will shape the future of Northeast Ohio. Thank you for choosing Great Lakes Science Center. See you soon!

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Grant Opportunities

There are several grant opportunities available for teachers. The following are resources for grants covering major topics in science. Check out the specific eligibility for each source, and look for other opportunities in your network.

Title 1 School Admission - Ohio schools with 40 percent or more of their students entitled to Title 1 services receive free general admission as part of a field trip on any school day. DOME Theater films, workshops and Steamship William G. Mather are not included. Status is subject to confirmation. Please call 216-621-2400 for details.

Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership - Educational grants from Dominion and the Dominion Foundation provide elementary and secondary educators with the tools they need to revitalize math and science programs through the study of energy and the environment. Application period runs from mid-February through May 1, annually. For more information on application, criteria and eligibility, please visit Dominion’s website at www.dom.com and type in search word “grants” or call 216-736-6462.

Target Corporation accepts applications for Target Field Trip Grants. Grant-funded field trips may involve museum, environmental or science projects, artistic and cultural experiences and civics or community service projects. Get more information here.

FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional development initiatives focusing on mathematics, science and technology. One of the ways FirstEnergy supports these activities is by offering mathematics, science and technology education grants of up to $500. Get details here.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency offers a variety of projects and funding opportunities through its Office of Environmental Education. Learn more here


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