Amy and Dave Freeman landed their kayaks in Key West on Thursday, April 4, 2013, completing a 3-year, 11,700-mile expedition across North America by kayak, dogsled and canoe. Over 80,000 elementary and middle school students from around the world have participated in the expedition virtually.
The Freemans began their human (and dog) powered North…Continue
The Wilderness Classroom is thrilled to be part of the first annual Canoe and Kayak Awards. We are one of the nominees for the Paddle with Purpose Award. The winner will be decided by an online vote.
Please follow this link and vote for North American Odyssey (Wilderness Classroom): http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-awards/vote/paddle-with-purpose/…Continue
Dave and I are teaming up with former state legislator and Grand Marais-area dogsled racer Frank Moe for an epic dogsled trip from Northern Minnesota to the State Capitol in early March. We are calling for the protection of the region's natural heritage, including clean water and wilderness. Dave and I will be delivering petitions from Ely to Finland, Minnesota by dogsled. Frank will continue with those petitions and many more on to the State Capitol.
Maybe you have seen the…Continue
Fires are an important natural process. They help forests regenerate. They return nutrients to the soil. They create openings in the trees for animals to graze. Moose and deer like these openings. Some plants, such as jack pine, won't grow until after their seed cones have been in a fire. However, when a wildfire burns close to a town, threatening people and buildings, the wildland firefighters work to contain the fire.…Continue