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As an Adult Learner


  • Wolf Ridge Sampler for Adults

    Experience for yourself why Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is so memorable to the adults and children who attend with their school or through one of our summer camps. Travel back to the time of the Voyageur as you paddle a Montreal canoe and visit an encampment typical of the 1750’s. Seek out north woods […]

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  • Saw-whet Owl Banding

    Discover the “unseen migration” that takes place along the Lake Superior corridor during fall’s star-filled nights. Spend a fall weekend banding Saw-whet owls with Dave Grosshuesch, one of the area’s most respected banders. Receive fundamental and focused instruction on how to capture, handle, age, and process owls. The emphasis will be on Northern Saw-whet owls, however, […]

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  • North Shore Geology Explorations

    Do you look for interesting rocks on every beach or gravel road and want to discover their story? Are you an agate or Thomsonite seeker? Perhaps you wonder about all those rock faces you see as you drive north on Highway 61? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this weekend workshop with […]

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  • North Shore Coastal Kayaking

    Expand your sea kayaking skills, explore beautiful places, and learn from ACA-certified instructor David Butcher. This workshop is designed primarily for new, beginning, to advanced-beginning sea kayakers who are looking to learn and/or practice essential skills for coastal sea kayaking, gain confidence with paddling on larger bodies of water, and explore the beautiful and diverse […]

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  • Agate Hunting and Finishing

    The Lake Superior Agate is beautiful, elusive, and enigmatic. Learn tricks to finding them from the expert who literally wrote the book on it, Jim Magnuson. You’ll also receive instruction and time to use professional lapidary tools to cut, shape, polish, and set your new-found gem. Hands-on, activity-oriented introduction to the Lake Superior region’s geology […]

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  • STEM Experiential Learning Workshops

    Looking for new ways to teach the process of science to middle and high school students? Would you like to feel more confident working with students outdoors? Join us for a FREE workshop to give you the confidence and skills to do so! Register for a workshop Would you like us to offer a workshop […]

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  • Graduate Naturalist Training

    Live, learn & teach in a community of over thirty skilled environmental educators and naturalists. Join the broader community of nearly 1000 alumni scattered across the globe serving as college professors, natural resource professionals, directors of nature centers and camps, school teachers, scientists, state and national park naturalists, writers, adventurers, and artists. Each week you might teach six […]

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  • Fabulous Fall Adult Weekend

    September 27 – 29, 2019 Join us for a fun and enlightening weekend of exploring and learning! These unique experiences have been designed specially for curious adults. Give your inner nerd a little love, learn from the experts, and soak in the spectacular fall colors of Lake Superior’s North Shore! Browse workshop choices: Agate Hunting […]

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  • W.M.A. Wilderness First Responder Certification

    Wolf Ridge and Wilderness Medical Associates is offering an 8-day Wilderness First Responder course (WFR). The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes […]

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  • Bird Banding Courses

    We are excited to offer Institute for Bird Populations courses for bird banders again this summer. Both Beginning and Advanced Courses will be offered. Classes fill quickly, so be sure to register early! REGISTER Now

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  • Leave No Trace Master Educator

    Wild places are one of our greatest resources.  Learn new ways to protect our wild inheritance and teach others how to enjoy them responsibly by becoming a Leave No Trace Master Educator. Wolf Ridge, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) have collaborated in offering this […]

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  • Summer Bird Banding

    See local songbirds up close as you watch, and sometimes participate in, the bird banding process. Learn about the importance of bird banding and what scientists are discovering through this research.

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