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The May Almanac


The May 2014 Almanac unveils our new look! Read about it in the View from the Ridge. Learn about Wolf Ridge’s role with a collaboration between the Heart of the Continent Partnership and National Geographic. Meet our comic strip artist, Byron Johnson, in the Profile and read about other Wolf Ridge happenings. Check out the […]

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Wolf Ridge Staff “Bike to Work” Video Honored


Congrats to Joe Walewski on his honorable mention in the “Pedals for Professionals” Bike to Work contest on May 16, 2014! “Joe Walewski is the Director of Naturalist Training at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota. He submitted a great video presentation on his daily commute that featured many of the people in […]

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Locally Grown Pizza?


Imagine the scene… Kids are digging their fingers into soft warm soil, planting peppers and tomatoes for August’s harvest. In the next row, their friends pick vegetables to make wood-fired pizzas for lunch. It’s hard to tell which smells better, the dough rising in the sun, the woodsmoke of the outdoor oven, or the earthy […]

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Wolves, Ice Bridges, and Lake Superior


“In a winter the likes of what most contemporary Midwesterners have only heard of in the recollections of elders, a lone wolf’s journey reminds us of how the people and animals of Gichi Onigamiing (Grand Portage) have always been connected to Minong (Isle Royale). “Isabelle” was doing what wolves do, dispersing to new opportunities, when […]

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The Almanac Newsletter for February


The February 2014 Wolf Ridge Almanac has a focus on the farm and food at Wolf Ridge. Also read how the weather and media has been affecting programming at Wolf Ridge. Learn some natural history about maple tapping and Saw-whet Owls. Enjoy our other regular items. Read the February Wolf Ridge Almanac

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24 Years Later, the Cobra Wolf Ridge Adventure Continues


Excerpt from an article in the Byron Review…. “Our four-day adventure included many firsts for our kids. For some, it was the first time they put aside their cell phones for a few days and were truly in the moment with their peers. For others, it was the first time they put on cross country […]

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Wolf Ridge to Partner with National Geographic


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is teaming up with National Geographic. The collaboration is part of the Heart of the Continent Partnership, a larger geo-tourism initiative that will include a map and a web site. Heart of the Continent Partnership is… Click to read full article in the Lake County News Chronicle…. 

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Valley M.S.’s “Howlings” Blog


We had a night hike this evening and towards the end, we asked the students to lay down in the snow, and enjoy the stars and silence… After a while, Mrs. Lindeman asked the students to share what they have liked so far about Wolf Ridge. Here are the responses…

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Wolf Ridge and Belle Plaine: 40 Years and Still Going Strong


Belle Plaine’s 6th graders have a long tradition with Wolf Ridge, made even more fun with their unique “Critter Hunt” scavenger game. (11/20/2013)

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