Canoes filled with Banfield Elementary students pass each other on the Cedar River as guides from the Canoemobile took them up and down a stretch of the river Tuesday. Photos by Eric Johnsonemail@example.com Traveling Canoemobile gives students opportunity to get out on the Cedar River By Daily Herald Area students are getting the opportunity to… [Read more] Canoemobile in Austin, MN
News & Notes
Thank you Representative Betty McCollum for this wonderful tribute!
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 4th, 2018 Wilderness Inquiry Day in the State of Minnesota. We are deeply honored to be recognized in this way in our home State.
40 years ago this May, Greg Lais and Paul Schurke rode to the State Capitol to file our Articles of Incorporation. Wilderness Inquiry was officially recognized as a non-profit when then Secretary of State Joan Anderson Growe made the filing official. On May 4, 2018, we mark the 40th anniversary of that spring day, but… [Read more] 40 Years of Adventure – Share Your Story!
Twin Cities charities ditch black-tie dress code for more informal fundraising parties by Shannon Prather Minneapolis Star Tribune The attire was “construction couture” at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s annual gala, so guests accessorized suits and gowns with tool belts and hard hats. Longtime Habitat supporter Jon Slock fashioned a jacket and tie out… [Read more] Big Wine and Cheese and 40th Anniversary in the News
Carlson School of Management alumnus Greg Lais, ’91 MBA, has been honored by AACSB International—The Association to Advance College Schools of Business for making an impact in his community and serving as a role model to future business leaders. Lais, the founder and executive director of Minneapolis-based nonprofit outdoor adventure and education organization Wilderness Inquiry,… [Read more] Greg Lais honored for Community Impact by AACSB International
When Heather Tracey MSW, LICSW, social worker and targeted case management supervisor at CVT’s St. Paul Healing Center, invited survivors to participate in a Wilderness Inquiry canoe trip last fall, reactions ranged from immediate yeses to resounding nos. Most, however, fell somewhere in the middle. “Some clients were interested but decided in the end they weren’t… [Read more] Partnership with Center for Victims of Torture a great success
Super Bowl LII Is Minnesota’s Chance To Secede From The Midwest The state is embracing the cold and rebranding itself as “The North.” But does this new identity represent everyone who lives in this historically Scandinavian region? Photos: courtesy of Askov Finlayson; ognianm/iStock; Kritchanut/iStock BY REID FORGRAVE The population of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis… [Read more] Thank you Askov Finlayson and Target!
Bringing people together in the wilderness since 1978
Something unexpected happened on our first trip. It was subtle, and wonderful, and to this day I’ve struggled to explain it. [Read more]
If you’re looking for the ultimate, relaxing, tropical vacation, you can’t do better than Wilderness Inquiry’s six-day Belize Yoga Retreat and Adventure. Participants can walk along sun-drenched beaches, snorkel in crystal clear waters, head into the jungle to visit a jaguar preserve, travel along the coast to soak up unique Garifuna culture, and decompress and… [Read more] Relax This Winter With a Yoga Trip to Belize