The Washburn Climb: A Charitable Ascent for the Boston Museum of Science
On July 16th I’ll be participating in my fourth annual Washburn Climb – an annual hike to the top of Mount Washington. It’s an event I take great pride in participating because it raises money for an institution very close to my heart – the Boston Museum of Science. As nearly everyone in New England knows, the Museum of Science is a great place for everyone – young and old – to spend a day taking in fun and engaging exhibits. But many do not realize that the Museum of Science is also the home to the National Center for Technological Literacy and the Engineering is Elementary program, the latter of which has reached more than three million students with cutting edge science curriculum across all 50 states.
I am a member of the board of overseers at the museum and I’m proud that it represents both a local and world force for science literacy and enlightenment. For several years I’ve been involved in various educational initiatives geared toward science and engineering not only because they were subject areas of interest for me throughout my school years, but also because I believe work in those areas to be key to solving many of the world’s problems. It’s a great feeling to help kids learn more about the sciences and inspire them to pursue careers or hobbies that support future innovation.
For our Washburn Climb team, it’s humbling to know that by ascending the highest peak in the Northeast, we’re raising money for the Museum of Science’s Annual Fund and improving education opportunities for young people. Our fundraising goal this year is $26,500, and we are excited to be nearly halfway there.
If you’d like to volunteer at the event or are interested in supporting this great cause, please visit this website for more information.