“The 50th” Speaker Series

This year, we are celebrating Wolf Ridge’s 50th Anniversary with “The 50th Speaker Series”

Each FREE event features members of the Wolf Ridge community and beyond, including current staff and alumni of our naturalist training program and summer camps. An inspirational variety of topics are giving us an opportunity to come together and learn. For a list of future speakers and videos of past events, see the side menu.

Please join us for upcoming events!

Sunday, August 8 @ Noon “Explore Lake Superior with Wolf Ridge”

In our 50-year history, Wolf Ridge has been moving steadily toward the shore — from Isabella to Finland, MN in 1988 and finally to Lake Superior in 2015. What a gift to be able to expand our outdoor classroom to the shoreline of Lake Superior.

From the water to the land to the air, explore Minnesota’s North Shore with three Wolf Ridge Naturalists.  Danielle Hefferan will guide us all on a typical naturalist adventure (you never know what surprises we’ll discover together) with Peter Harris on the water in his sailboat (weather permitting) and Joe Walewski on land among lichen communities to explore our newest addition to the Wolf Ridge campus, including 1,650 feet of pristine shoreline. Learn about the unique natural features of this wild and beautiful land and how we are working to balance ecological ethics with human access.

The 50th Speaker Series is generously sponsored by


Gaylen Harms | Fortune Financial

Scott Gislason | North Star Resource Group