Trip Evaluation for Thank you for your feedback! Your responses to this survey will be used to provide successful experiences for future program participants. We will reach out if we have any concerns or questions about your feedback. Please do not hesitate to call anytime to let us know how we’re doing: 612-676-9400. We can’t… [Read more] Eval of Leaders List
On an early spring morning, a group of students spread ground tarps while others feed poles through designated hooks, looking hesitantly toward their instructors to ensure proper procedure. Another group is completing their First Aid certification, taking turns practicing both compressions and breaths on a plastic mannequin, perhaps humming the tune “Staying Alive” to maintain… [Read more] The Outdoor Career Academy Story
At Wilderness Inquiry we take great pride in our outdoor leaders ability to serve and guide participants. So we love it when we get feedback that recognizes the effort of those leaders. On a recent 5-day trip to the Boundary Waters, two of our outdoor leaders guided a group of seven summer school students from… [Read more] Summer School Teacher Praises Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Leaders
From Susan Abbott, who went on her first WI trip in 1980 and her second just this winter: When I first moved to Minnesota in 1980, I saw a small ad in a magazine for canoe trips to the Boundary Waters. That sounded like an interesting idea, so I signed up. I think back then,… [Read more] Susan Abbott shares the adventure again 36 years later
Jumping through an ice hole into a northern Minnesota lake in February is not something they were accustomed to, but they did it with glee. Nine Somali-American boys, ages 7 to 14, ventured to the edge of the Boundary Waters for a Wilderness Inquiry winter adventure. They were all part of Ka Joog, an organization whose… [Read more] Somali-American youth enjoy a Boundary Waters Wilderness adventure
Pictured from left: Greg Lais, Beth Dooley, Brian Peterson We’re forever grateful for our great community of supporters. It was a “friends and family” affair when we gathered to celebrate two dear friends of the organization, adventurist authors Beth Dooley and Brian Peterson. Beth and Brian have both recently released books that are finalists for… [Read more] Beth Dooley and Brian Peterson up for Minnesota Book Awards
Why travel with Wilderness Inquiry? Our guides define exceptional service Our trail guides are compassionate, dedicated, and well-trained leaders who go beyond expectations to provide an overwhelmingly positive experience. The leader makes all the difference. We’ve been listening for 40 years Over decades of leading trips, we have refined our itineraries to provide safe, high… [Read more] Why travel with Wilderness Inquiry?
A few nights ago, we went to a great exhibit about the Augsburg College River Semester compiled by an art and design class using materials created during the semester. To understand the entirety of what these students encountered can’t be captured by any one exhibit, or one article, or one Instagram feed. Their experience was… [Read more] The Mississippi River as classroom: Augsburg semester in review
From Guest Blogger Megan O’Hara, Youth Outdoor Employment Director: “Who will prepare the scientists, technicians, engineers, entrepreneurs and global humanitarians [who] can rebuild our economy and society on a new and greener foundation? Who will educate citizens ready to master these new realities and ensure exemplary stewardship of our planet for now and for future… [Read more] Working to address the diversity challenge
Dogsled Minnesota’s Northwoods!