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.

Day 322: Playing on a Boundary Waters Beach.

Our luxurious campsite on Basswood Lake, that we dubbed the Hilton, became a hive of activity when the Goldsteins arrived. Joseph(15), Jacob (12), Joshy(6), and Jonah(6), their parents Jeff and Kemia, and Jason from Ely Outfitting Company paddled up as we relaxed on the expansive beach in front of our site. The Goldsteins are not Read More

Women of Tobacco Gardens July 23rd-29th, 2016

July 23-29, 2016 Tobacco Gardens Resort and Marina Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Natural rhythm A day can quickly turn into a week on the river. Time does not exist here as we have known it elsewhere. In the canoe, a watch is useful only to tell how much time has passed. There are other ways Read More

Half the distance with three times the effort. July 19th-22nd, 2016

July 19, 2016 Missouri River, Ft. Union Trading Post, North Dakota At 2am, strong winds woke me as the mesh of my tent walls was pressed against my face. Lightning in the distance drew me out of my tent to fasten my rain fly. No big deal, everything was in place, all I had to Read More