Photos by Brian Peterson • Intro by Richard Chin (Read the full article here) Sometimes they worry that there might be sharks or even monsters in the water. Sometimes they’re so scared that they start to cry. Even in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, many inner-city kids have never been on a boat. For them,… [Read more] A Floating Classroom – Star Tribune
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On May 3, more than 300 supporters, partners, and friends of Wilderness Inquiry gathered at the Machine Shop in Minneapolis to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. With musical stylings from the Wilderness Inquiry Family Band, Jacques the Voyageur guiding the ship, the christening of WI’s newest named Voyageur canoe ‘The Finch Family’, and stories from across 40… [Read more] Wilderness Inquiry’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
The Wild Side by Julie Kendrick, Minnesota Good Age Greg Lais, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization Wilderness Inquiry, has enjoyed nature in just about every place on earth, including highlights such as Iceland, Costa Rica and Africa. But one of the most powerful outdoor memories for the 61-year-old social entrepreneur was… [Read more] The Wild Side – Minnesota Good Age
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 Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org 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
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