Opportunity Project SPONSORED FIELD TRIP


OPPORTUNITY PROJECT Field Trips at the Oklahoma Aquarium

The Opportunity Project connects our city’s array of youth-focused programs, services, and curriculum-based efforts, to provide pathways to success for children and youth. Grounded in research that shows learning beyond the classroom improves student success and equips them to reach future goals, The Opportunity Project offers Tulsa’s youth development community the tools and expertise needed to lift up young people in marginalized communities and broaden access to hands-on learning opportunities.

The Oklahoma Aquarium has recently been awarded funds for select TPS sites to visit us on a fully funded field trip through our partners at the Opportunity Project. This funding is a part of the Expanded Learning Initiative, which was designed in response to the need for intentional, high-quality, experiential, and equitable learning opportunities for young people in Tulsa Public Schools. 

Focusing on relationships, engagement, and social emotional wellbeing, high quality out-of-school time (OST) learning has been shown to improve academic outcomes, reduce risk-taking behaviors, and mitigate trauma, such as what many young people experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. While all school groups in need may apply for funding from our Fish Friends Scholarship, groups who belong to the TPS Sites listed below are eligible for funding made possible by the Expanded Learning Initiative. 


IS anyone ELIGIBLE FOR OPPORTUNITY PROJECT'S EXPANDED LEARNING INITIATIVE? 

While all school groups in need may apply for funding from our Fish Friends Scholarship, groups who belong to select Tulsa Public School Sites are eligible for funding through the Expanded Learning Initiative. 

What does it include?

Entry into the aquarium is included with scholarship.

WHich TPS sites are eligible?

  • Bell Elementary
  • Central High School
  • Central Middle School
  • Council Oak Elementary
  • Daniel Webster High School
  • Daniel Webster Middle School
  • East Central High School
  • East Central Jr. High School
  • Eugene Field Elementary
  • Greenwood Leadership Academy
  • John Hope Franklin Elementary
  • Kendall Whittier Elementary
  • Lanier Elementary
  • MacArthur Elementary
  • McClure Elementary
  • McLain High School
  • Monroe Demonstration Academy
  • Nathan Hale High School
  • Nathan Hale Jr. High School
  • Patrick Henry Elementary
  • Robertson Elementary
  • Salk Elementary
  • Unity Learning Academy
  • Walt Whitman Elementary
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Will Rogers College High School
  • Will Rogers College Middle School

how do i apply for my school?

It's easy to get started. You will start by clicking the button below & filling out our Opportunity Project Field Trip Application & Reservation Request. Your confirmation email will include your reservation information. If we have any outstanding issues, we will reach out by phone or email.

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