BCBSNE helps launch Nebraska Experience

A gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has helped to launch the Nebraska 150 Celebration’s Nebraska Experience program.

BCBSNE’s support will help fund fourth grade field trips to the Nebraska State Capitol and other historically significant sites throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

“Fourth grade in Nebraska is such a special time,” Governor Ricketts said.  “It’s when children learn about our state’s rich history – from mammoths roaming the plains in Lincoln County to skyscrapers being engineered in Douglas County.  We want to ensure that during our state’s sesquicentennial, as many fourth graders as possible have the chance to get out of the classroom a bit to see first-hand what they are learning about in their textbooks.”

The Nebraska Arts Council will facilitate the program which is similar to their long-time School Bus for the Arts Grants Campaign.

“Our heartfelt thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the Peter Kiewit Foundation and NextEra Energy Resources for their generous sponsorship of the program,” First Lady Susanne Shore said.

The opportunity to support the Nebraska Experience is tied to our desire to positively affect education.  Understanding the culture and history of our state leads to greater pride and investment.

For more about the Nebraska Experience visit www.ne150.org.

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