At-risk students will take a trip of a lifetime

Students at the zoo to prep for Yellowstone trip

CINCINNATI - 9 On Your Side caught up with juniors from Cincinnati Public Schools as they braved the rain to do some prep work for a trip of a lifetime.

Ten students were hand-picked by the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center (CATC) to take part in one of their programs, an educational expedition to Yellowstone National Park. CATC uses the arts and other programs to help at-risk students stay in school, graduate and launch careers.

The students spent time at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Monday visiting the animals that they might see at Yellowstone in preparation for their trip.

"This the sixth pre-trip and it's the last pre-trip before we actually go on our journey, and so we thought we needed to prepare the kids by giving them a number of experiences.  This will give them an opportunity to learn about the animals that are native to Yellowstone," said Clara Martin, the CEO of the Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center.

The idea behind the Yellowstone trip is that students will get a hands-on educational experience that they might not have been able to do otherwise. They will be leaving for their trip on Monday, July 29. The forecast at this time for Yellowstone calls for a chance of rain and temperatures in the 60s.


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