Wild West Comes Alive Through Museum Learning Program

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The Fort Worth, Tex., National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is bringing history to life for students across the nation through new distance learning and an on-site teaching program for low income and under-performing schools.

The Discover the Wild West Scholarship, funded by the Stephanie and Charles Roven Foundation of Los Olivos, Calif., targets low-income and under-performing schools. The program provides free 45-minute distance learning programs and supplementary instructional materials to eligible schools. It also provides complimentary admission for local schools that otherwise would not be able to experience the museum.

The program material reveals the lives of women who were pioneers in American history. One hundred video conferences offer a range of topics, from the science behind ranching, to the stories of cowgirl trail blazers of the early American West. Schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can take advantage of on-site Museum programs, where 1,000 students will be provided with complimentary admission and covered transportation costs. For applications and more information, click here.