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Oshki Ogimaag’s Year of Outdoor Science


Posted By David Stieler
June 9, 2021

On the Grand Portage Reservation at the very tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, resides Oshki Ogimaag School (meaning “young leaders”). During the 2020-2021 school year, Wolf Ridge partnered with the school and Grand Portage Trust Lands to do outdoor science and natural resource programming for the 4th-6th grade class at the school. I had the pleasure […]

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Teaching on Campus Resumes!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 21, 2021

I was so lucky to work with a North Cedar Academy at Wolf Ridge in April! This was my first in-person teaching since… Well, a long time. I was a little awkward but I think that is okay. We kept all of our classes outside and wore our masks if we weren’t able to socially […]

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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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