Your Champion: Mags Heyer
In the Great River Race, we paddle in honor of Teri. Teri was a wonderful leader in the community who cared deeply about not only her work, but all the people she met along the way.
Connect thousands of youth to outdoor learning experiences that help foster a connection with nature and close the opportunity gap in schools across Minnesota and beyond. Contributions to the Great River Race support Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile program, which works with more than 23,000 youth annually through a “floating classroom” to help improve school performance, cultivate a stewardship ethic, and create pathways to higher education and career opportunities in the outdoors.
Teri Heyer was deeply committed to initiatives that truly made a difference in the lives of youth, particularly those that experienced so many barriers and personally dedicated her time to join excursions to Superior National Forest, Chippewa National Forest, and so many other locations to expose individuals to the power and impact of being in nature. She also exposed thousands of young people careers they never heard of before — careers like hers and others in the outdoor industry. Teri didn’t ever seem to waste a moment when it came to connecting youth to the outdoors.