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A Story About Our Stories…


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
July 30, 2015

I recently enjoyed a conversation with a Wolf Ridge assistant trip leader who was planning a Trees and Keys trail lesson for the Isle Royale backpacking trip leaving this week. […]

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The Naturalist’s Frozen Five: Staying Warm in the Cold


Posted By David Butcher
January 6, 2015

It’s the beginning of January and we are heading into what might be the coldest week of the year so far.  Sometimes being outside in the cold can be intimidating, […]

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Dressing for FUN Cold-Weather Learning


Posted By David Butcher
January 5, 2015

Winter can be amazing. When the temperatures hover around zero and below the snow squeaks when you walk and those clear azure skies and sparkling white snow can take your breath away. And if you’re dressed right, […]

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Cracking Trees


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 1, 2014

This week maple and pine trees were cracking from the cold. The reason they crack is because the sap inside the tree freezes and expands. You can hear the cracking […]

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Celebrating Environmental Education


Posted By shannonwalz
April 13, 2014

We all have those memorable moments that change our lives.  They stick with us and shape who we are.  When I look back I can point to moments that led […]

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The Case for Summer Camp – Now More Important Than Ever…


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
March 19, 2012

  Experiencing Lake Superior First Hand! There is something magical about a summer camp experience. Each and every camp in the world is different. Not merely because of geography or […]

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