Sauk Valley

Madison Elementary a biodiversity field trip grant recipient

DIXON – Madison Elementary School was designated to receive a $1,000 grant to cover a student field trip to Jarrett Prairie Center in Byron.

The grant was one of 64 awarded by the Illinois Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program, said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Colleen Callahan in a news release on Tuesday.

“This program allows students to visit locations throughout Illinois to see firsthand what they’ve been learning about in the classroom,” Callahan said. “Our future conservation leaders need the opportunity to experience Illinois’ natural resources in person. We are pleased to be able to support learning outside the classroom with these grants.”

The entire $52,410.48 awarded for 2022 was made possible by private donations from the Independence Tube Corp. of Bedford Park, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation of Skokie, and the D.F. and M.T. Grohne Family Foundation of Wilmington. The donations and funding for the grants are coordinated by the Illinois Conservation Foundation.