MM Students Glimpse Acadia National Park
Impossible Possibilities co-founder Joshua Hernandez presented to students on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, as part of the organization's Maven's Milestones (MM) reading achievement program.
MM is an incentive-based reading achievement program with more than 1,200 students at three Fort Worth ISD elementary schools. The program rewards students for reaching each of "Maven the Raven's Milestones:" Ascent, Afterburner, Approach and Call Sign Maven. Each milestone represents a specific number of points that the students earn by reading books and passing online quizzes.
Hernandez met with fourth and fifth graders at Cesar Chavez, Diamond Hill, Washington Heights, and Van-Zandt Guinn elementary schools. He discussed his summer travels to the East Coast and focused his presentation on Acadia National Park located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island.
Hernandez explained that Acadia was founded in 1916 as the first national park east of the Mississippi River and is one of the most visited parks in the country. He showed pictures of Acadia’s diverse landscape of ocean shoreline, mountains, woodlands and lakes, and he also answered questions about the different species of animals that live in the area.