One of North Carolina's top destinations, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, is giving back to area schools. Its newest initiative - School Days
- offers schools an opportunity to earn $1 for each visitor they send the Museum's way. This shouldn't be difficult since families flock to this popular 84-acre science park, which drew more than 400,000 visitors last year. The Fletcher Academy in Raleigh and Rashkis Elementary School in Chapel Hill have already jumped on-board, while other area schools and PTA's have expressed strong interest in the fundraising program.
"I think this is a great idea," comments Krysia Lynes, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro PTA Council.
As with most fundraisers, some restrictions apply. Area schools must select a day or days for when they would like to have their School Days event. Visitors must visit on the school's designated day, purchase a regularly priced admission, and mention the school's name in order for the donation to be recorded.
"Because we serve so many teachers and students, we realize the tough budget realities in our schools. We think this is a great way to support learning both out of the classroom and in the classroom," says Taneka Bennett, Museum spokesperson.
To learn more about the Museum of Life and Science and its School Days program, visit www.lifeandscience.org/schooldays
Source: Museum of Life and Science Marketing Department