TUCSON – A new scholarship will allow 940 children in southern Arizona to visit Camp Cooper for overnight educational field trips during the 2019-2020 school year.
The $10,000 scholarship was created by Angel Charity for Children, Inc., and was designed to help children from low-income communities, according to a news release.
Camp Cooper is a flagship program of the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, a partner initiative of the University Of Arizona College Of Education and the Tucson Unified School District.
The Angel Charity for Children Scholarship will help K-8 students from Title 1 schools in TUSD or any schools in southern Arizona attend the camp in the desert of the Tucson Mountains.
“Students will learn key ecological concepts and build emotional connections to nature through evidence-based activities and curriculum,” Cooper Center for Environmental Learning said in a statement.
The scholarship is funded by the Angel Charity for Children. The work that goes into the camp is primarily funded through grassroots donations, grants and gifts made through the Arizona charitable tax credit program.
To learn more about the UA’s Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, click HERE.
For more information about Angel Charity, visit angelcharity.org.