Plumas Charter School sixth-graders are busily planning for a significant expedition: their end-of-year Environmental Science and Student Exploration (ESSE) field trip.
Thanks to community support, they raised approximately $4,500 for their trip by preparing and serving an enchilada dinner at Pangaea Café and Pub in Quincy.
At the end of March, about 18 students helped in Pangaea’s kitchen and served diners at two sold-out seatings, plus to-go orders, for the third annual fundraiser.
“We want to give a big shout-out to Holly (Callahan) of Pangaea,” said PCS Office Manager Maggie Hennessy. “She has been so gracious in guiding our students in offering this meal.”
After Memorial Day, sixth-graders from the Quincy, Greenville and Chester learning centers will embark on a multiple-day trip to the Pacific Ocean.
In addition to learning about geology and hydrology by following local creeks to the Feather River and then to the ocean, students also learn about local history and industry.
The field trip is the culmination of a year-long ESSE curriculum covering local and regional agriculture, forestry and timber, mining, and other land use practices, in both historical and modern times.
“We offer our sincere thanks to the generous community partners, both individuals and businesses, that support this amazing experience for our students,” said PCS Executive Director Taletha Washburn.
To learn more about the ESSE program, call PCS’s main office at 283-3851.