Friends of Land Between The Lakes, along with its partners, is pleased to be able to offer grants to public schools within a 100 mile radius of the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area which provide funding support for educational trips to Land Between The Lakes.

Funds are awarded based upon application and needs expressed.  Amount awarded to grantees is partially determined by the total amount of grant funds available.

When scheduling your visit to Land Between the Lakes, please tell the scheduling clerk that your visit will be invoiced through the School Field Trip Grant Program.  The phone number to be used to schedule your visit is (270) 924-2020.

School Year 2023-2024 Information

The Grant Application Timeline for the 2023-24

Information available to read and download from

If you are interested in visiting one of the education facilities at Land Between the Lakes, we look forward to your visit.  Program choices may be limited in order to avoid some indoor spaces.  Many programs take place outside at both Woodlands Nature Station (NS) and the Homeplace 1950 Working Farm and Agricultural Museum (HP)so it is important to come dressed appropriately for the weather.

Facility schedules vary so it is wise to call our scheduler as soon as possible to begin your planning for all of our facilities.

  • May 31, 2023 – Deadline to submit grant application for review by the Evaluation Committee.
  • June 30, 2023 – Grants awarded posted to website – [there has been a delay in Evaluation Activities.  We are sorry.]
  • You should call the Scheduler right away as available time slots are filling quickly …  call (270) 924-2020 or 2044.
  • Aug 1, 2023 thru May 31, 2024 – Field Trips to Land Between the Lakes conducted.  Send your Evaluation Form back 7 days after trip please.  Please ask teachers to include at least one specific positive impact upon students as a result of the experience with us in nature.
  • Jun 30, 2024 – Deadline for Grantees to submit all documentation requested to include photos (with parental permission) showing student involvement here

Forms to be completed or used to complete application

-Program Information

2023-2024_LBL School Field Trip Grant Program Info

-Price sheet for services and facilities


-Application Form and Financial Plan Form


-Field Trip Evaluation


You must complete the application form, the financial plan form and submit in writing to Jim Taylor, 345 Maintenance Rd, Golden Pond, KY 42211 and/or to so as to be received in the LBL office no later than close of business May 31, 2023.

The Order of Merit Listing of groups approved will be shown below when available.

LBL School Field Trip Grant Program Funding LIst for Website 2023-2024


KY Standards for Planetarium Programs Here

TN Standards for Planetarium Programs Here

If you have any questions about an application for a Field Trip Grant experience, contact Jim Taylor, the grant administrator at or call him at (270)924-2091