The Wilderness Classroom has been connecting classrooms with expeditions around the globe since 2001. In this section you will find the latest content from our current learning adventures. Check back often because our explorers, scientists, educators, and adventurers are always sending new dispatches from the field for you and your students to discover.

Harvesting Wild Rice

Welcome back to school and welcome to the final month of A Year in the Wilderness! Dave and I have been in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for 350 days. We have been paddling our canoe all summer, visiting about 470 lakes, rivers and streams. There are sure signs of the fall season around Read More

Source of Confidence

In April 2015, we decided to go on an expedition to explore the confidence-building process. On this source-to-sea expedition of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, we are on a real life mission to discover our own sources of confidence. As we make discoveries, we will share them with you to help you navigate your own path to confidence. What is Read More

Day 347: Soaking in a Natural Jacuzzi

Cool water bubbled and swirled around our tired muscles. Paddling and pushing the canoe through thick beds of wild rice combined with constantly lifting and moving the cedar flails to gently coax the ripe kernels into the canoe is hard work. It makes us appreciate the food we’re gathering. Soaking in a natural jacuzzi overlooking Read More

I’m having the time of my life and I only have myself to blame- August 5th-19th, 2016

I’m not a daily journaler in my regular life so there are many days on this expedition that I feel totally apathetic towards writing an account of what just happened. The entire first half of August was like that for me but I still want to describe the experience. Hence, a brief description and a series Read More