Ashland Elementary is located in St. Louis, MO. 100% of students at Ashland Elementary qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. In class, students are learning about European settlements, American Indian culture, and westward expansion. During their visit to Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, students will explore the historical Courthouse and the museum exhibits related to the French founding of St. Louis. Exhibits also include information regarding native American and settler relations and the Louis and Clark expedition. Students will also take a short hike to the Jefferson Expansion Memorial and better understand its symbolism.
This gift will help cover bus transportation for 65 4th-grade students to visit Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Every dollar raised will be matched 1-to-1 by the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Fund to cover other fees associated with this trip.