With the opening of the temporary Visitor Center at Minidoka National Historic Site, the National Park Service and Friends of Minidoka are now poised to host more visitors than ever before. While we have seen an increase in visits from Idaho school groups visiting the site, limitations in funding for field trips remains an obstacle for many Idaho educators who wish to bring their students to experience the power of place-based learning at Minidoka. Friends of Minidoka is determined to fill the gap in providing students the opportunity to visit Minidoka and learn this history immersively. We have established the Sims Community Education Fund in honor of late educator and FoM board member Robert C. Sims, the preeminent scholar on Minidoka. We will have more information on applying for these funds available on our website in the near future.