Parents can take drop their kids off for an afternoon at Lincoln Academy as part of a fund raising effort by Lincoln Academy students raising money for the LA Science Department trip to Costa Rica in the spring of 2015.

The LA Science Department goes on a trip every other year to either Costa Rica or Belize. The goal of the trip is to experience some of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. Students will travel during April vacation, and currently 16 LA students are signed up to go on the trip.

Childcare will be provided by students planning to go on the trip. During Parents’ Day Off kids in grades K-8 can play games, eat pizza, and hang out with high school students while parents take the afternoon to shop or catch a movie.

“These days at LA should be really fun for kids,” says Essie Martin, an LA sophomore and experienced babysitter who will be one of the high school volunteers. “We will have a movie and crafts going on, so there will be lots to do. The LA students going to Costa Rica are all super nice and we all like to play with younger kids.”

“We hope parents will take advantage of the opportunity of a Parents’ Day Off,” says LA Science Teacher Betsy Grannis, who will chaperone the April trip to Costa Rica. “Fundraisers like this one allow us to lower the cost of the trip for everyone, and make this incredible experience more accessible for LA students for whom costs might be prohibitive.”

Dates for the Science Trip Parents’ Day Off are Friday December 12 from 4-8 pm and Saturday December 20 from 1-5 pm Both sessions will include movies, crafts, and games. Friday’s session will include dinner, Saturday’s will not. Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome. Cost for the each session is $25 for the first child, and $15 for each child after that.

Click here for a more information and a sign up form.