Rush City Education Foundation is pleased to give its first grant to first grade teacher Kim Halbert. She applied for a RCEF grant to take 79 first graders to the Minnesota Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium to study salt-water animals. The first graders are doing an extensive program this year learning about animal habitats, characteristics and classifications, including a video stream with the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth.
The group will have a 45-minute class with instruction on habitats in sea life and another 45- minute class walking through the aquarium.
“In this day of tight budgets, we are so very appreciative of the Rush City Education Foundation efforts so that our students can take advantage of learning opportunities that they might not otherwise be able to do,” C.E. Jacobson Elementary Principal Melody Tenhoff said.
The Rush City Education Foundation is currently planning an all-school reunion for its next fundraiser. RCEF is always looking for more volunteers and donations. Visit http://www.rushcityeducationfoundation.org/ for more information.