Join Wilderness Inquiry and other outdoor experts on virtual adventures to explore topics & destinations near and far. During each session you will gain a deeper understanding of outdoor spaces by learning about unique ecosystems, natural & cultural history, and how we can venture out to enjoy these spaces. This program is designed for an adult audience. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be present at each live event.
Can’t join at the scheduled time? No problem! Each session is recorded and sent to all registrants for on demand viewing.
Cost: $10 per person/per session
Have a group? Please contact Anne ([email protected] or 612-676-9423) to discuss group pricing.
November: Across the Ocean
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park – November 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT
Aloha! Get ready to travel across the Pacific for an adventure in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawai’i. We’ll learn about the active volcanoes within the park, as well as the geology, history, and culture of the island.
New Zealand – November 17, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST
Join us in the Pacific island nation of New Zealand. Journey through its varied ecosystems of glaciers, fjords, mountains, subtropical forests, and sandy beaches. Home to the iconic kiwi bird, this session will whet your appetite for an in-person visit!
December: A Howling Good Time
Voyageurs National Park, December 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST
Explore the world’s newest dark sky park located in northern Minnesota! Adventure along the Canadian border that straddles Rainy, Kabetogama and Namakan lakes. Learn from Park Rangers about this iconic area that can be only accessed by boat, and chat with University of Minnesota researchers who discuss their work with the Voyageurs Wolf Project.
Dates & Fees
What to Expect
MATERIALS NEEDED: Participants need internet service, a device that connects to the internet, and a Zoom account in order to participate.
RECOMMENDED PARTICIPATION LEVEL: This program is intended for adult participants, ages 18+.Read more »
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a Zoom account?
Having a Zoom account is preferred, but not necessary. If you are unable to create a Zoom account, please let us know during registration.
How do I make a Zoom account?
Zoom is an online video platform that creates a virtual space for multiple users to gather with video and audio capabilities. Use this Quick Start User Guide to create an account and learn more. It is preferred each participant has a Zoom account, but not necessary. Please let us know if you are unable to create an account.
Are children allowed to register?
The Mississippi River Virtual Adventures are designed for adults 18 years and older. Visit our Mississippi River Youth Explorers, which is perfect for kids.
What accommodations are available for participants with disabilities?
Please reach out to Anne ([email protected] or 612-676-9423) to discuss accommodation needs.