Expanding horizons for kids

Untitled.jpgThanks to a recurring budget commitment and generous contributions, our Wonder Fund Untitled2.jpgrecently allowed more than 100 students from University Elementary School in the Anoka-Hennepin school district to experience the outdoors through cross-country skiing at Elm Creek park. For many of the students, this was their first time not only visiting a Three Rivers Park, but also learning how to ski.

Our Outdoor Recreation School works with numerous schools and organizations throughout the western metro area providing Nordic ski opportunities, and the Wonder Fund provides field trip opportunities to organizations that cannot afford lessons. Consistent with our education mission, the focus is on providing an experience that will leave many kids wanting to come back, setting the next generation up for success in cross-country skiing and outdoor activities.

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John Gunyou
Three Rivers Parks Board Chair