LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORTS
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
(Dover NH – November 20, 2017) – The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover has received a $12,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support the museum’s Curriculum Enhancement Initiative. This program supports three educational opportunities for New Hampshire’s struggling schools and underserved students. This grant will allow the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to offer free school trips to the Museum for Title 1 Schools (Museum InReach or MIR), more Focused Group Visits (FGV) as well as Traveling Focused Group Visits (TFGV) all of which were designed to respond to educators’ requests for more in-depth curriculum-based experiences.
“We greatly appreciate the longstanding support we have received for these important access programs from the Lincoln Financial Foundation,” said Jane Bard, President of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.
FGV and TFGV are flexible and portable learning experiences for pre-K through 5th-grade students that explore art, science, history, ecology and world cultures, all of which align with state and national educational standards. These programs are based on STEAM education, an expansion of STEM learning concepts that integrate the arts into technology, math, engineering, and science.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.
About the Children’s Museum of NH
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located in the center of Dover and strives to ignite children’s creative potential and forge memorable family learning experiences. The Museum offers two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits where visitors can explore a wide range of interests, from dinosaurs, music, and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open
year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events. For more information, please visit www.childrens-museum.org