Whale of a Concert, Talent Show, and Auction

Fundraiser for local elementary school trip

A tradition among Rhinebeck fifth-graders continues this year, as students and parents raise the necessary funds to send the class on its annual whale watch trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Students have been working for months on learning about the ecosystem and science of whales and this trip ties the academic theory into an applied experience like no other. 

Former students still talk about this trip. Some of these former students are parents of current fifth graders and what makes it all so special and memorable is everyone’s involvement in making this trip and fundraising a success. Months of fund-raising by parents and students will culminate on April 20 at the Whale of a Concert to be held at Chancellor Livingston Elementary from 3-6 PM.

The event will feature local and student talent, entertainment, edibles, and a silent auction. All proceeds help defray the cost of the trip for the students, teachers, and chaperone scholarships.

More than just your usual field trip, the annual Whale Watch is three days of extensive learning. The trip builds on science and social studies curriculum that the children have studied all year.  Points of interest include a salt marsh walk, a boating excursion with Audubon naturalists, visits to Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II, and of course the whale watch itself. The trip is a highlight of the students' elementary school experience.

The Whale of a Concert is always a crowd-pleasing event. Ticket pricing is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and $25 for a family of four or more.

For more information, including ticket sales, pricing, and further details on the Whale of a Concert, please visit www.facebook.com/CLSWhaleWatch2013.