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Grainger Foundation Grant Supports Discovery Center Field Trips

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Thanks to the generosity of the Grainger Foundation, hundreds of students in Colorado will be afforded the opportunity to take a field trip to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. This week, Rich Stiner, Operation Manager for W.W. Grainger Inc, Colorado Springs, presented the Space Foundation with a check for $2,500.00.


The funds will be available for local teachers to apply for a ScholarTrip. Each ScholarTrip covers the students’ admission fees to the Discovery Center, as well as a subsidy for bus transportation, one of the biggest obstacles teachers face in getting their students out of the classroom and into an engaging field trip experience.


The ScholarTrip recipient teacher chooses from a list of current courses offered at the Discovery Center that align with their academic needs. All courses meet state and national academic standards. This is the second grant the Space Foundation has received from the Grainger Foundation since 2016.


More about the courses and Space Foundation education programs can be found at


The Discovery Center is the region’s only space, science and technology center. It supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through its Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory, Mars Robotics Laboratory, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and El Pomar Space Gallery.


The Discovery Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday. Find information about hours, location, fees and exhibits at