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Free online resources to support bringing

adventures in learning into the classroom

All Adventures in Learning lessons meet Minnesota State Academic Standards and are backed by Wolf Ridge’s accreditation as a K-12 school.

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Birds

Birds are flying by! Have you seen and heard them? We will be taking a quick look at some birds found around Wolf Ridge and getting really close through a research process called banding. Then we all will be heading outside to find who is living near you!

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Earthworks

Express your artistic side! Create an exhibit of temporary art made of nature, in nature, featuring you! Explore the materials found all around you and their colors, shapes, and textures, then watch as your masterpiece springs into being.

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Energy in Your Home

How do we use energy in our daily lives and what are its impacts? How can everyday decisions save energy? Students learn how different actions in their daily lives use energy, and how consumption affects greenhouse gas production and impacts our climate.

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Food & Farming

Who grows your food? Join us at the Wolf Ridge farm to meet Sarah who helps grow tons (literally) of food that we eat at Wolf Ridge. After learning about what goes into producing food it’s your turn to grow your own microgreens.

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Frogs & Toads

Go behind the scenes with the spring pond singers doing a personal meet and greet. You’ll be personally acquainted with the frogs and toads around you, how frogs fit into our environment, the process of metamorphosis, and things to keep in mind when searching for frogs.

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Geology

If we know how to read them, rocks can tell us a story of how our landscapes were created. Geologic history shows us the shaping forces of our land long ago. Learn about the rock cycle and see how geologic forces shaped the land around the Lake Superior basin.

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Mysterious Animal Signs

What is living in your neighborhood? What can we learn about animal behavior from the evidence they leave behind? Join us for this adventure, and don’t forget to bring your powers of observation!

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Pizza & Nutrition

Pizza isn’t just delicious – making your own from scratch is a great way to learn about nutrition and healthy eating. Get tips to create your own scrumptious treat. The accompanying recipes and activities will inspire you even more!

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Spring Plants

How does closely observing and recording plant characteristics help us understand how they thrive in their ecosystem homes? Join us as we look at all of the amazing and wonderful plants which pop up in spring all over Wolf Ridge.

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Watersheds

Let’s dive into the topic of water and see how it flows! This lesson dives into how water moves through watersheds using the example of the Lake Superior Watershed.

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Weather

Using our powers of observation we will begin to unravel the mystery of how changes in our atmosphere shape our day-to-day weather. Soon your meteorological expertise will have everyone asking you what the weather is going to be!

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Snow Study

Living in the snow is a key part of being a Minnesotan, but what is snow and how do we study it? Go outside and play in the snow while exploring snow properties and structures.

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