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Schools & Educators

Wolf Ridge is an international leader in environmental education.

Established in 1971, Wolf Ridge was the first environmental learning center in the country to be accredited as a K-12 school. Our experienced naturalists work with school groups looking for outdoor, hands-on learning. We offer over 50+ fully-accredited classes year-round that build awareness, curiosity, and sensitivity to the natural world.

School Group Trips & Experiences

K-12 Class Visits

Part field trip, part overnight camp, schools travel to Wolf Ridge to stay in our dorms and take classes on our 2,000-acre campus. Choose from 50+ experiential lessons designed to meet state standards.

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Virtual Field Trips

We offer live, virtual field trips for any kind of classroom. Each class is customized to fit your needs. Our naturalists can work with you to integrate features of your local ecosystem into the lesson plan.

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Education & Training for Educators

Graduate Program

Our 10-month immersive graduate program will train you to be an environmental educator. Students live together, teach at Wolf Ridge, and earn 12 credits from Antioch University.

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Teacher Institute

Do you want to bring environmental education into your K-12 classroom? Our teacher institute provides mentorship, training, and continuing education credit. The experience includes a capstone week at Wolf Ridge. 

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Adventures in Learning

Our downloadable lesson plans meet Minnesota State Academic Standards and are backed by Wolf Ridge’s accreditation as a K-12 school.

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