Regional Pennsylvania school districts are encouraged to apply for transportation funding to visit Flight 93 National Memorial and take part in education programming with the National Park Service Education Program Specialist for grade levels 4-12. Applications are being accepted for fall 2021 only. Apply for transportation funding to visit Flight 93 National Memorial.
Please send a completed application with a quote from your chosen bus company to: Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, P.O. Box 911, Shanksville, PA 15560, or e-mail our Learning Center Coordinator at [email protected] with the subject line "Transportation Funding Request."
The educational programming at Flight 93 National Memorial includes lesson plans geared towards grades 4-5 grade, 6-8 and grade levels 9-12, respectively, with a focus on themes of action, honor, democracy and teamwork.
These programs utilize multimedia, exhibits, oral presentations and the memorial landscape to deliver a unique learning opportunity. The Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center is a classroom where teachers, students, park rangers and volunteers identify and explore the story of Flight 93, and September 11, 2001. Program lengths are adjustable depending on visitation time.
Transportation grant scholarships come on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arrangements for transportation to and from Flight 93 National Memorial will be the responsibility of the teacher or group leader participating. After the education program takes place, bus invoicing must be billed to the Friends. Invoices must include a cover sheet with payment information and instructions for Friends' staff to process grant funding to bus company vendors.
Application for a transportation scholarship does not guarantee financial assistance will be available for your group. Only groups with documented approval prior to date of visit will receive transportation scholarship payments.
National Park Service Education Program Outlines:
- Grades 4-5: Everyone and Everybody (2 Hours)
- Grades 4-5: A Walk to Remember (4 Hours)
- Grades 6-8: We Are Going to Do Something (2 Hours)
- Grades 9-12: America Under Attack (2 Hours)
Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Pirates Charities, and the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program for supporting the education outreach program for the Friends of Flight 93 and at Flight 93 National Memorial.