Next month a group of Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter high school students will embark on a 10-day voyage to Paris, France, to attend one of the largest climate events of this decade, the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).

The nine students attending this event from Dec. 3 to 13 were chosen by essays written on the subject, and each harbors a keen interest in activism. In addition to the conference, the students will visit museums and historical sites in Paris and Normandy, and they will attend a COP21 climate march. The trip has been made possible due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, who has covered the bulk of the costs.

The goal of COP21 is to unite policy makers to create a sustainable planet Earth by committing to a limit on greenhouse gas emissions. If the agreements are reached and commitments are made to limit carbon emissions, the overall impact will be monumental.

A fundraising dinner to cover any additional costs will be held on Oct. 23 at the Beach Plum Inn. Chef Nathan Gould will create a four-course Parisian-inspired meal, using local ingredients from many Vineyard and

Falmouth farms and businesses. The students will serve the meal, which will include French bread and pastries from a Falmouth bakery. There will also be a silent auction, and a gift basket raffle containing food stuffs, gifts, souvenirs and other Island-inspired items.

The dinner will feature two seatings, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 and will cover the cost of the meal and raffle, and must be purchased and picked up at the charter school by Thursday, Oct. 22.

For more information, call 508-693-9900 or email