NEW HAVEN >> This spring and next fall, at least 1,250 New Haven elementary students will venture into the woods of West Rock State Park to find animal tracks, discover life in streams and wetlands, explore nature close to home, Triciadevelop a deeper understanding of science and get healthy outdoor exercise thanks to a boost in the coming year by a $10,000 grant from Denali Foundation and Columbia Sportswear. Thanks to this grant, Common Ground is able to offer these field trips at $3 per student to New Haven public schools, which is a 75-percent reduction from the true cost, according to a press release.

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