FALL PREVIEW – Portland, OR. A lively group of Wind & Oar Boat School supporters wants you to join them on Tuesday, September 10th for food, drinks and a robust silent auction. The innovative school’s 2nd annual Root Beer Float-tilla will take place at the Daimler Trucks North America Headquarters on Swan Island (4555 N Channel Ave., Portland, 97217.)

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At the benefit, you’ll also have a chance to learn more about  Wind & Oar.  It’s an Oregon nonprofit engaging youth in math, practical and social skills through the art, science, and craft of wooden boat building.

The school’s methods include a low teacher-to-student ratio, hands-on math application and promoting self-confidence in solving problems.

The guest speaker will be Guest speaker is Roger Nielsen, CEO, Daimler Trucks.

Here are a few photos from last year’s event:

Root beer floats (hand-made using table sponsor Tillamook Creamery ice cream) are served while guests hear success stories from Wind & Oar educators and students.

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One more look at the details:

The Wind & Oar Root Beer Float-tilla, 2nd annual fundraiser, is Tuesday, September 10th from 6-9 pm the location is: Daimler Trucks N A headquarters 4555 N Channel, Portland, OR 97217

Partnering with public schools and youth serving organizations, we deliver STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art, math) programming to underserved youth across the Portland Metro region in elementary school through post-secondary settings.

  • Building a wooden boat is the platform for exploration of an array of academic, practical, and social skills.
  • Students master new skills in an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking, teamwork, and perseverance.
  •  Through the process of crafting a tangible, functional object, young people gain confidence, motivation, and a curious spirit they carry forward at school and in the workplace.

Address: Wind & Oar Boat School 2303 N Randolph Portland, OR 97227

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