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May 1017 Almanac Newsletter


Our May 2017 Almanac kicks off with the continuation of our construction story, “Phase II Underway. Other features include: Ribbon cutting for our new staff house and ground breaking ceremony […]

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Phase II Underway


by Shannon Walz, Director of Education and Tom Berg, Capital Campaign Fundraising Co-chair Whether it was the Jetsons, Star Wars, or Star Trek, TV and movie scenes depicting the future […]

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Top Educational Activities for Kids


Glad to be in the company of some pretty amazing destinations recognized as the best educational activities for kids in Minnesota.

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Materials Petal


by Lori Walewski, Wolf Ridge Naturalist “What about our lunch wrappers?” This question was put forth by trade workers during a meeting while discussing the Conservation + Reuse Imperative of […]

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Petals Opened: Living Building Challenge


by Lori Walewski, Wolf Ridge Naturalist Wow,” gasps a graduate student naturalist as she takes in the view through the newly installed window in the future naturalist house. The forest […]

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February 2017 Almanac Newsletter


“Petals Opened: Living Building Challenge,”  The February 2017 Wolf Ridge Almanac lead article guides us through the intricacies of the Living Building Challenge standards and terminology. Peter Smerud, executive Peter […]

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Construction Underway!


by Lori Walewski, Wolf Ridge Naturalist If you happened to glance to the ridge top as you traveled up the Wolf Ridge driveway in September you may have caught a […]

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October 2016 Almanac Newsletter


The October 2016 Wolf Ridge Almanac celebrates the kickoff of the physical manifestation of the Making Waves capital campaign. “Construction Underway” shares the start of construction and how it interfaces […]

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WHAT I KNOW 8-11-16


by Jon Schumacher St. Anthony Park Foundation’s Executive Director,  Those who have followed my blog for a while have perhaps read about Murray’s E2 Environmental Inquiry class. The Foundation was instrumental in making the […]

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May 2016 Almanac Newsletter


Barry Commoner’s First Law of Ecology, “Everything is connected to everything else,” certainly rings true in the May 2016 Wolf Ridge Almanac. Leading off with the Building Sustainable Future article, […]

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Building a Sustainable Future


by Patrick Thibaudeau, HGA Vice President & Project Leader and Shannon Walz, Wolf Ridge Education Director Forty-five years ago inspiration for Wolf Ridge sprung out of the first Earth Day […]

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Student Essay About Wolf Ridge Trip Published!


Nice essay, Sydney Adams! Congrats on being published in the Prior Lake American! “Recently, I went to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center with the fifth-grade students and teachers from my school, Grainwood […]

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New Naturalist Training Opportunities Start Fall 2016


Antioch University is Wolf Ridge’s New Graduate Program Partner Since 1996, Student Naturalists at Wolf Ridge have had the opportunity to earn a post baccalaureate Certificate of Environmental Education. Starting in the fall of […]

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February 2016 Almanac Newsletter


The February 2016 Wolf Ridge Almanac reveals two long-standing dreams at Wolf Ridge that are rapidly becoming a reality. Our outdoor classroom now includes land on Lake Superior! Major capital […]

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Students dig deep to help bees, butterflies and other pollinators


Today, 5th graders from Franklin Elementary in Anoka made a positive difference in native northern eastern Minnesota habitats by planting harebell, pussytoes and long leaved-bluets around a new solar PV […]

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October Almanac Newsletter


Recent pronouncements from the Pope, presidential contenders, and world leaders have made it clear that energy, food, and fresh water are critical environmental topics for discussion and action. Read our […]

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Alone on a Mountaintop – Wolf Ridge Poet Society


“Sixty teenagers ranging in age from 11 – 17 years old in the Northwoods. If you would like to be inspired and feel a burst of creative energy, read what […]

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Fast Track Science at Wolf Ridge


Do you remember a person or experience that influenced your choices about college, work, or volunteerism? Each of us is on a life-long journey to discover work that is meaningful […]

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May Almanac Newsletter


Become a citizen scientist and help monitor a stream near you. Our May Almanac spotlights water quality monitoring projects occurring at Wolf Ridge’s Sawmill Creek. Add to your knowledge about […]

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What Role Can Educators Play For Mn Lakes?


The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has reached the midpoint of its first comprehensive look at water quality — and what is needed to protect and restore it —  throughout the […]

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