Field Trip Scholarships

To discuss scholarship options for your school, please contact Phyllis Bock at pbock@teatown.org or 914-762-2912, ext. 135.

No Child Left Inside (NCLI) is a scholarship program launched in 2006 offering environmental education for PreK-6th grade (3-12 years old) living in economically disadvantaged communities in Westchester.  This program has reached more than 11,000 children since its inception.

  • NCLI provides assistance with transportation costs and/or programming fees for students.
  • Uses a small group format for programs with a 10:1 ratio, student to instructor.
    The programs are hands-on, inquiry led and interactive.
  • NCLI programs align with the Common Core and science curriculum, incorporating STEM.
  • NCLI runs throughout the school year (from September to June)in districts from Yonkers
    to Peekskill, and reaches approximately 1,500 at-risk children annually.

Goals and Objectives:

  • The main goal of the No Child Left Inside Program is to provide much-needed, enhanced environmental education opportunities to
  • Pre-K – 6th graders who attend economically-disadvantaged school districts in Westchester and thus may not otherwise have access to valuable nature experiences.
  • To increase students’ knowledge of natural science/environment facts and terminology;
  • To expose the students to scientific thinking and analysis methods;
  • To teach students about the importance of conserving, protecting and improving their community’s natural resources;
  • To motivate students to become aware of their surroundings and foster a sense of place and connection with their immediate environment.
  • To engage students in beneficial outdoor recreational experiences that can improve their health.

Teacher Testimonial:

“On behalf of the second grade teachers, students and parents of Oakside Elementary, Peekskill, NY, we would like to thank you for the incredible opportunity of being part of your Maple Sugaring trip. Our students do not have many outside experiences and this was truly a unique one for them.

It was very well organized and all of the guides were knowledgable, considerate and pleasant. Our population include many second language learners and your guides provided many intriguing visuals, manipulatives and hands on activities. Our students walked away with a clear understanding of Maple Sugaring: it’s history, the process and its affect and importance in our world. It complimented our curriculum very well and tied into the NYS Common Core as well (attached you’ll find resources we used).

We are forever grateful for the amazing opportunity that the students will never forget. We hope we will have the opportunity to be part of the wonderful learning that is offered at Teatown in the near future.

Please keep up the fantastic work! You are all very special individuals.

Gratefully,

Martha Lynch”

Oakside Elementary School, Peekskill, NY