Passport to Adventure

Every year, parents, teachers, and students at Alice Birney Elementary School host the annual Passport to Adventure Festival. This program highlights Birney's International Baccalaureate (IB) mission to "Think Globally, Learn Locally" by exploring the cultures and traditions of countries around the world. 

The 2024 Passport to Adventure will take place from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, May 18. This year's festival will feature country booths with information and activities from Egypt, Australia, South Korea, Peru, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and the United Kingdom. As in previous years, the Ethiopian Community Organization will host a special booth with music and dancing. 

International entertainment will include student performances by the Heartlight San Diego, Heart2Art Dance Club, and Birney After School Dance Club with Ms. Cybele and live musical performances—made possible by the Center for World Music—will include Kulintang music and dance from the Philippines by the Pakaraguian Ensemble, North Indian Kathak dance by Sufi Raina, and the music and movement of South Africa by Nomsa Burkhardt.


Photos from 2017! Photos from 2016! Photos from 2015! Photos from 2014! Photos from 2013!

To see more wonderful pictures of the 2015 Passport to Adventure Festival, see KM Gilley's photoset on Flickr.

All photos this page courtesy of The Leo Loves.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We'd like to thank our 2024 partners:

Center for World Music

DJ Barry Thomas

Heartlight San Diego 

Heart2Art Dance Club

Pakaraguian Ensemble

Sufi Raina

Nomsa Burkhardt

Ms Cybele

PAST PASSPORT SPONSORS & PARTNERS: In addition to our current sponsors, we'd like to acknowledge our past sponsors for this event. 

Community Organizations & Businesses

Guma Imahen TaoTao Tano

Ethiopian Community Organization

San Diego Children's Choir

Oddisi World Dance Center with Eastern Indian Dance

United States Karate Academy

Bellus Academy Students

Bread & Cheese Catering

Bullseye Kettle Corn