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Connecting Elementary Schools
and the Discovery Trail

Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum-based field trips to the eight sites of the Discovery Trail, and site-specific books to take home, for elementary students in Tompkins County. This program is funded by gifts from local foundations, businesses, and community members, and is supported by all school districts in Tompkins County.

Program Goals

  • Enhance classroom learning through experience-based programs.
  • Provide equal access to Discovery Trail sites.
  • Promote understanding and respect among elementary students from different neighborhoods.
  • Expand community awareness of the resources of the Discovery Trail.

A Collaboration of

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Ithaca Public Education Initiative

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Discovery Trail

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Ithaca City School District

Dryden Central School District​

Groton Central School District

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Lansing Central School District

Lansing Central School District

Newfield Central School District

Trumansburg Central School District

Trumansburg Central School District Foundation