One of the more enjoyable aspects of our school community is when our students and faculty get a chance to organize a get-together to share an experience with each other. We generally try to do these monthly, with an effort to mix up the locations and types of activities in which we participate.
So far this year we’ve visited the Minnehaha Falls for a walk to support NAMI– the National Alliance on Mental Illness, visited the Afton Apple Orchard to participate in apple picking, a petting zoo and a hayride, and worked to help fight worldwide hunger by volunteering at two separate locations of Feed My Starving Children.
Over the coming months, we have plans for other exciting opportunities for our students to get together with their peers and faculty members. In February we have a trip planned to SeaQuest to have a hands-on learning experience working with marine and other animals from around the world and later this spring a trip to the Jeffers Petroglyphs to visit historic sites which include rock carvings and other petroglyphs made by Native American ancestors up to 7000 years ago.
Contact the MNVS office for details on how to attend- we’d love any of our MNVS community members to join us for these future outings.