Students and teachers at Northwest Passage High School (NWPHS), a charter school located in Coon Rapids, will be hosting the first annual Explore Your World fund-raiser and silent auction on Sunday, May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wildlife Science Center 5463 West Broadway Ave., Columbus.
Money raised will help the school ensure that expeditions remain at little or no cost to students or parents.
Expeditions, a key component of the curriculum, are designed to provide learning experiences beyond the classroom with deeper investigations into course subjects, leadership development, teamwork and personal discovery, according to Peter Wieczorek, director.
Past expeditions include sea kayaking in Lake Superior, backpacking the Porcupine Mountains, dog sledding in the Boundary Waters and service trips to Guatemala.
“The NWPHS staff prepares students for the 21st century with valuable real-world educational experiences,” Wieczorek said.
“Meet staff, enjoy games for the kids, feeding the bears, plus dunk tank, food and refreshments.”
“Bid on great silent auction items including a three-person student-made wood and fiberglass kayak and much more.”
Donations are welcome and can be coordinated through Wieczorek at NWPHS.
“Special thanks to the Wildlife Science Center for donating the space for this event,” Wieczorek said.