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2021 May Almanac


Posted By Carrie Anderson
May 12, 2021

In the May 2021 Almanac Newsletter: Virtual Field Trips Here to Stay – Read about Wolf Ridge’s accomplishment with its virtual field trip offerings. View from the Ridge – Executive Director Pete Smerud, reports on a positive-looking future. $1,000+ Donors Wolf Ridge News Briefs – Learn about happenings at Wolf Ridge during COVID. 50th Anniversary […]

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National Service with NCCC and Wolf Ridge


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 6, 2021

Hello! My name is Brandon Abbott and I’m an Americorps Member serving in Wolf Ridge. I come from Southern Oregon and at a young age, my family took us out camping near Crater Lake in the Pacific Northwest many times. Since high school, I always wanted to visit other parts of the country and volunteer. […]

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“Sketch What You Notice”



Peter and I co-taught a Wolf Ridge Virtual Field Trip today. The focus? Forest Ecology. Actually, it was more about making observations and analyzing the data collection. And the St John the Baptist 5th graders were amazing scientists. You can see their data collection below. After some conversation and Q&A (we had taught a Birds […]

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R.T. Rybak Evening Reflection


Posted By Peter Smerud
March 22, 2021

What a gift to be able to feature R. T. Rybak last Thursday as part of our 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. In reflecting on all that was discussed, I’m struck by how many of the concepts R. T. raised resonate with how Wolf Ridge strives to deliver outdoor experiences to students of all backgrounds. Student […]

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Teaching Bird Research


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 15, 2021

What an amazing opportunity!! This morning, students from Breck School explored what it means to do research from both bird researchers and Wolf Ridge naturalists during their virtual field trip. Peter Harris and Joe Lutz banded birds and shared their stories about how they’ve used a special bird feeder with a magnetic recorder to collect […]

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