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NAT CHAT — Jarrod and Nathan


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 21, 2016

This week’s Nat Chat features Jarrod and Nathan along with the fashions they wish would come back in style! (Hint: both are already seen here in the Northwoods!)   Nathan Cross Hometown: Maple Grove, MN Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? My favorite part of being a Naturalist is having the opportunity […]

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NAT CHAT — Jack and Rory


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 18, 2016

Ever thought about the mountains in Norway or Austria? Check out what Jack and Rory had to say about it in this week’s Nat Chat!   Jack Minich Hometown: Washington, D.C. Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? Living and working in a community of outdoorsy folks!   If you could be anywhere […]

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NAT CHAT — Rosie and Hannah


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 11, 2016

Do you wear socks with sandals? Find out what Hannah and Rosie think about it in this week’s NAT CHAT!   Hannah Edstrom Hometown: Red Wing, MN Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? Being able to go outside all the time and hang out with kids all day (and all the animals […]

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NAT CHAT — Erika


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 2, 2016

Check out this week’s Nat chat with Erika! We ask the hard hitting questions to really get to know this great naturalist!   Erika LeMay Hometown: Superior, WI Graduate Naturalist   What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I’ve gained more of my child-like curiosity and wonder back. It’s made me realize that […]

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NAT CHAT — Mikki and Linnea


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 27, 2016

It is great to be a naturalist here at Wolf Ridge and have the opportunity of getting to know so many new people every week! This week’s Nat Chat finds out a little more about two of our Graduate Naturalists, Mikki and Linnea!   Mikki Brevig Hometown: South Saint Paul, MN Graduate Naturalist   What […]

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CSI: Sawmill Creek Edition


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 24, 2016

On a hike this past Saturday, we found tracks under the Fishing Bridge over Sawmill Creek. Walking down the creek, white feathers were seen in the water near shore. A few more feet down, a large white mass was seen at the opposite side of the creek. The water has been high, so we thought […]

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NAT CHAT — Maria and Lauren


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 20, 2016

Curious about our Naturalists here at Wolf Ridge? This week’s NAT CHAT catches up with Lauren and Maria to learn more!   Lauren Kitrell Hometown: Orono, MN Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I get to explore and share my love for the North Shore with others. Plus, I get to […]

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NAT CHAT – Brooke and Emily


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 17, 2016

Ever want to know more about your Naturalists here at Wolf Ridge? Check out “NAT CHATs” to get the inside scoop!   Brooke Piepenburg Hometown: Willmar, MN Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I would definitely say my favorite thing about being a naturalist, especially here at Wolf Ridge, would be […]

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NAT CHAT with Emma and Makaila


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 17, 2016

Who’s teaching at Wolf Ridge this fall? Meet Emma Rohleder and Makaila Miller in this week’s “NAT CHAT” with Danielle Tikalsky.   Emma Rohleder Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? My favourite thing about being a naturalist is the new folks coming every week to go outside with […]

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An End and a Beginning


Posted By Marie Fargo
August 21, 2015

As summer camp winds down, I walk along the trails and feel pangs of nostalgia. This is due in part to the normal process of leaving a place; as I visit my favorite spots for possibly the last time, memories of the past year flash through my mind. But the nostalgia is heightened by the […]

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Camp: Where the Carefully Planned Meets the Completely Unexpected


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
June 26, 2015

Claire exploring Iceland I first came to Wolf Ridge three years ago as a counselor. I was halfway through college and decided that I would take a summer “off” from traditional jobs and internships, which I had previously spent my summers doing. My plan was to work at a canoe outfitter or a camp. I […]

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How I Got to Wolf Ridge From Wales


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
June 17, 2015

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Bradley. I’m from Wales in the UK and I am lucky enough to be in my second year at Wolf Ridge. The first time I came was in 2011 and I was hired as an Assistant Trip Leader whereas this time I have been hired as the Director of […]

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Welcome Back, Wanderer!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
April 2, 2015

Yet another sign of Spring has shown itself on North Shore. Peregrine falcons have once again completed their long journey north. Peregrine comes from a latin word meaning “wanderer”. The name fits them well as peregrines are known to migrate as far as South America during the winter months. It was good to see our feathered […]

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Is There Value in Explaining Experience?


Posted By shannonwalz
February 24, 2015

The Learning Cycle:  Explain   The 5 E Learning cycle is based off of developmental research of Jean Piaget and education research done by Karplus and Atkin. This month we explored the “Explain” step in the cycle.  In the explain step students are asked to verbalize their understanding of the concept and demonstrate their new […]

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I’m Here! I’m Trained!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
September 6, 2014

  The past two weeks have been two of the craziest of my life. It’s gonna be hard to put to words what I’ve done, experienced, the people I’ve connected with, or where I see this whole program going. I will do my best though… It took almost no time at all to get the […]

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Spring Feast


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 20, 2014

This week the Naturalists went out on a journey to find (and eat!) wild edibles right here at Wolf Ridge. While taking a trip down the Wolf Ridge driveway, they discovered the excitement and mystery of foraging. They came upon wild leeks, dandelions, evening primrose, and ginger. The Naturalists worked hard at correctly identifying the […]

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Tap tap tap tap…


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 3, 2014

Tap tap tap tap…tap tap tap, I hear a woodpecker making loud noises as I walk to the dining hall. I stop to look and see if I can’t see who is responsible for the noise and see a Downy Woodpecker high in a tree drumming away. While it might not seem like spring is […]

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How Long Will Jacques Be Able to Paddle?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 12, 2013

It’s that time of the year again when Wolf Lake is starting to freeze over. The water has recently turned over and is starting to freeze around the edges of the lake that are in the shade. In the past Wolf Lake has frozen anywhere from October 28th to December 7 with the average date […]

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