Schools in our community are facing tremendous budget cuts and shortfalls. Last year, we learned from teachers in Springfield, Eugene, and surrounding areas that field trips were being eliminated from the school budgets. This decision meant that hundreds of students would not have the opportunity to participate in the enriching school tour programs that our museum provides.
Fill up the bus raises money to provide scholarships for schoolchildren K-12 to participate in tours in which they were otherwise unable to participate. The funds raised by this program will provide free bus transportation to the museum as well as cover the fees and expenses for the pre-visit, the tour itself and the post-tour activity.