Part of the money raised by those specialized BC Parks license plates has been put to use for students in Kamloops.
BC Parks has given $30,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, who has allocated it to their GO grants program.
Education Program Manager Kerrie Mortin says the money will be used for kindergarten through grade 12 field trip funding.
“We fund trips to all sorts of outdoor areas in B.C, for kids to get out an explore, and learn a bit more about B.C’s biodiversity.”
Mortin says a single class can get up to $600 from the program, while schools can get up to $3,500.
“We usually fund over 100 grants each year. Teachers have to apply online through a really simple process.”
Two of the Kamloops schools that benefited from the program are South Sahali Elementary and Kamloops Christian School.