MINNEAPOLIS -- Nearly 400 Roseville students will be floating down the Mississippi River in the coming days thanks to Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures.
The idea is to reach out to students in the Twin Cities and introduce them to the environment in their own backyard.
Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound did just that recently and found about 150 kids having a great time on the Mighty Mississippi.
Executive Director of Wilderness Inquiry, a Minnesota-based organization, says the group is a non-profit organization that serves people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities on outdoor trips throughout North America and the world.
Heidi Ferris, a Roseville Science teacher, just hopes this excursion gives the students a sense of place. She also hopes they take away a connection to the water and river.
From the looks of things, the trip was a huge hit!
"It was really fun actually. I think especially if you like water, you'll definitely like coming," says Zhane Jackson, Roseville 8th grader.
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