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Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.2991 ext. 3004
Contact: David Malone, 315.568.2991 ext. 3002
Seneca Falls, NY - Women's Rights National Historical Park is pleased to announce the opportunity for school and youth groups to submit applications for transportation funding to visit the sites associated with the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention. This is part of an ongoing effort by the National Park Service to bring underserved/underrepresented school and youth groups to place-based learning experiences in our national parks.
"Women's Rights National Historical Park interprets the history of the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention," said Park Superintendent Tammy Duchesne. "This program represents a unique opportunity for school and youth groups to visit these nationally significant historic sites. We are proud to participate in this national program."
Any New York State school or youth group staff person, teacher, or administrator wishing to obtain funds for bus transportation to Women's Rights National Historical Park may apply. Applications for transportation funding will be accepted for both ranger-guided and self-guided programs.
Applications may be found on the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/wori/forteachers/index.htm and they must be received by close of business Friday, May 4, 2012. Applications may be e-mailed to Park Ranger David Malone at the above e-mail address, or faxed to (315) 568-2141. They may also be sent by US mail to Park Ranger David Malone, Women's Rights NHP, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
All applicants must register on the Federal Central Contractor Website at www.bpn.gov/ccr
and they must also have a DUNS number. All applications will be evaluated, and those groups which receive funding will be notified after Friday, May 11, 2012. All field trips must be completed by July 31, 2012, in order to receive funding.
Women's Rights National Historical Park describes its various educational opportunities under the "For Teachers" link on the park website: http://www.nps.gov/wori/forteachers/index.htm
For more information, please call 315.568.0024,
You can also follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps), and twitter (http://www.twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs.
You can also read about the parks's most recent activities by reading its most recent newsletter http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-1-No-2-Spring-2012.pdf