Northrop students kayak the rivers - October 12, 2017

Record Number: 16750

Northrop students will get a closer look at Fort Wayne’s rivers and learn about their environmental and historic significance on a kayak trip today and on Oct. 10. Over the two days, about 120 students will have the opportunity to paddle the rivers and see the monuments throughout downtown that are connected to the city’s founding. Bob Jones of the Old Fort, Dan Wire of Friends of the Rivers, Cara Jones of Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot and Matt Jones, Water Resource Education Specialist with the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality, are assisting in organizing the event. Students will spend about two hours on the excursion, launching from Johnny Appleseed Park and ending at Fort Wayne Outfitters. Along the way, they will pass Stevie’s Island, Rudisill’s Mill, the water filtration plant, Historic Fort Wayne, Trader’s Point and more landmarks.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.