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Grand Rapids Public Museum sponsor to help rural schools come visit


Educators from rural schools who would like to bring students to visit the museum this fall may be able to get transportation reimbursement according to an Aug. 21 announcement by the museum and Crystal Flash. Reimbursement amounts will depend on distance traveled to the museum, and must be approved in advance.

Crystal Flash, a Grand Rapids-based distributor of propane, diesel and other fuels, will help rural school districts pay for transportation when they bring students to the Grand Rapids Public Museum this fall.

“We deliver fuels to many schools and know first-hand how the cost of transportation can be a challenge for rural students in accessing some educational experiences,” said Crystal Flash Vice President Marc Foerster. “We hope that through this partnership with the museum we could lessen this gap and provide an impact on our rural communities.”

“A big thank you to Crystal Flash for providing this funding to allow students to visit the Museum, who otherwise may not have been able to due to transportation fees,” said Stephanie Ogren, Vice President of Science and Education at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. “We look forward to welcoming these schools to the museum this fall.”

Full details about the reimbursement, information about programs, and reservations for school visits available at grpm.org/schools or by calling 616-929-1734.

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James Harger
James Harger
James Harger left School News Network in January of 2020. James previously reported on West Michigan's economy, courts and politics for The Grand Rapids Press and Mlive.com for more than 37 years. He also is employed as Servanthood Leader at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Grand Rapids. A graduate of Central Michigan University, he also has worked for publications in Holland, Mount Pleasant and Lansing. He is married to Lisa and has one daughter, who lives in Ann Arbor.

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