CASS COUNTY | Year-Round Outdoor Learning Abounds in Pillager
Pillager students can step out of the classroom and into the woods, thanks to grant support from the Pillager Education Foundation, an Initiative Foundation Partner Fund. The grant helped the school better utilize 40 acres and includes a trail loop and canoe launch; cleared areas for wildlife observation; and the purchase of cross-country skis, snowshoes, drones, camera equipment and spotting scopes. The improvements enhance outdoor learning opportunities for the forest, science and digital arts programs.
CROW WING COUNTY | WonderTrek Children’s Museum Hits the Road
Staff from WonderTrek, an emerging children’s museum serving Wadena, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties, spent spring and summer hosting more than 100 hands-on educational events, from painting classes to fort design and outdoor survival. The Initiative Foundation joined Sourcewell and other local funders to support early planning for the museum. Visit wondertrekmuseum.org to see future events.