A Year in the Wilderness

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On the Fall Equinox (September 23)  Amy and I will launch our canoe in the Kawishiwi River and paddle into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We will stay in the Boundary Waters for a full year! We will camp in about 120 different sites during this Year in the Wilderness. We plan to  travel over 3,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team.

Throughout the year you will be able to follow the adventure and learn along with us. Each week Amy and I will share photos, scientific data, and all sorts of information about the animals we encounter, and much more.

Plus, you can vote and help decide what we should study. We need you to help us make important decisions like where we should go. Do you have a question for us? You can email us or schedule a live video conference with us from the wilderness using Skype!

 We will carry our canoe, food, and equipment from one lake to the next as we explore the wilderness. This is called portaging! Photo by Nate Ptacek

We will carry our canoe, food, and equipment from one lake to the next as we explore the wilderness. This is called portaging! Photo by Nate Ptacek

We are developing a series of lesson plans aligned to Common Core Standards that you can use to integrate the Year in the Wilderness into your curriculum. We look forward to sharing these with you very soon. Are you a teacher or homeschooler? Register here and gain access to all our lesson plans and educational resources.

There are lots of parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages who love following the adventure as well. We encourage you to join our mailing list so we can deliver our weekly update from the Boundary Waters to your inbox throughout the year!

We are also working with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters throughout the Year in the Wilderness to draw attention to copper mines being proposed on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You can learn more about this important issue and how you can help protect the Boundary Waters on their website.

So stay tuned. We look forward to sharing the adventure with you!

Keep Exploring!

Dave and Amy Freeman

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