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kidsA Collaboration of
Discovery Trail
Tompkins County School Districts
Ithaca Public Education Initiative
Trumansburg Central School District Foundation
Connecting Elementary Schools and the Discovery Trail

Thank you!

Community support makes Kids Discover the Trail! possible.

As we expand the existing program from Ithaca and Trumansburg to the rest of Tompkins County we appreciate your support now more than ever.

Your charitable gift of any amount is welcomed and needed.

Join these generous donors to help our kids discover the trail!


How You Can Participate

Make a Gift:

Mail check (payable to Discovery Trail/KDT) to:
PO Box 986, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Questions? Email ngrossman@discoverytrail.com

Kids Discover the Trail! provides curriculum-based field trips to the eight Discovery Trail sites. Students receive a site-specific keepsake book to continue the learning experience at home and free family admission (where applicable) for a follow-up visit. The program is currently operating for all Ithaca City School District (ICSD) students in grades Pre-K through 5 and all Trumansburg Central School District (TCSD) students in grades Pre-K through 6.

The Discovery Trail is working to expand the program to the remaining four districts in Tompkins County.

Kids Discover the Trail! is funded by gifts from local foundations, businesses, and community members, and is supported by ICSD and TCSD.

Program Goals:

Program Sites:


You can read all about this program on the Ithaca Public Education Initiative website.

You can also download the Kids Discover the Trail brochure (1.45 Mb PDF).

Watch videos of the programs on the Ithaca City School District web site.