Hello my good and lovely friends and supporters. As you know, I’ve been working in schools where there are populations of high need students. With this comes lower budgets for extra activities such as field trips. You were so helpful in making the Science Museum field trip come true a few years ago... all of the kids that went, grades 8 - 12, absolutely loved it. It couldn’t have happened without your help. I’m now back in another high school, and while our new principal is keen to have more field trips, we don’t have the budget. With our local libraries, and applying for “teacher” status with the New England Aquarium, I’ve been able to get a discounted admission price, but we are still short $350 for admission, lunches for the students and our fuel and tolls. We have a school vehicle, but we are responsible for filling it up with gas! The young women we are taking to the Aquarium have been learning about turtle rescue and salt water eco systems. This is something we’ve been tying into their heritage country of Jamaica. We visited the Audubon Center and I must say I was so impressed with the students. The were well informed, eager to learn and ask questions. As they are unable to get into the city for a variety of reasons, many have to do with funds, transportation, etc., bringing experiences like musuems or science centers to students who don’t have the means to experience is key. For me as a child, visiting the New England Aquarium was an experience I have treasured throughout my life .