Walmart Foundation Grant Funds School Trips To Amazeum

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A donation from the Walmart Foundation will fund admission for students in Benton and Washington Counties to visit the Scott Family Amazeum for the next three years.

The foundation announced in a press release on Thursday (Dec. 8) that they will fund Unfield Trips, or school trips, for schools in the two counties.

Admission for Benton and Washington schools’ unfield trips was also covered by the Walmart Foundation during the museum’s inaugural year. More than 25,000 students and nearly 300 adults visited the museum from October 2015 to May 2016.

“We’re a platform for learning for all of our guests, members and community,” said Amazeum Executive Director Sam Dean. “An Unfield Trip here isn’t the end of the experience, it is the spark, whether for learning at home or igniting a lifelong interest, maybe even a career. The impact of an Unfield Trip for a student may, in fact, affect the rest of his or her life.”

The museum encourages students to engage in activities that help them learn and explore new concepts in unconventional ways.