Another successful trip to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is now behind us. Not only will students use what they learned throughout their 4th grade year, they take away memories of a time that, for most, are their most cherished in elementary school.
THANK YOU to all of our chaperones. We couldn't have done it without you!
THANK YOU to all who participated in this year's fundraising efforts. The trip is not possible without the support of parents and community members (financial support and/or time). Thank you also to the various Wolf Ridge committee members and volunteers. We appreciate your time and efforts.
What is Wolf Ridge?
Wolf Ridge is an accredited residential environmental school for people of all ages. Its mission is to:
- foster awareness, curiosity, and sensitivity to the natural world
- promote social understanding, respect, and cooperation
- rekindle the concepts of conservation and stewardship
Where is Wolf Ridge?
Wolf Ridge is located in Finland, Minnesota approximately 65 miles north of Duluth, along the north shore just to the west of Highway 61. It’s about a 5-hour drive from the school.
In September, generally the second week of school, 4th graders at Diamond Path Elementary go to camp. The students, teachers, and parent chaperones travel to the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center for four days of adventure! There they participate in many different environmental activities including tree studies, rock climbing, an adventure ropes course, Ojibwe heritage, Voyageur Life, and the exploration of an owl pellet, just to name a few! This is the high point of the year for many 4th graders as they get to enjoy things in which they might otherwise never get a chance to participate.
Parents of third graders receive information notices and information packets throughout the year to keep them informed and updated on their soon-to-be 4th graders trip to Wolf Ridge.
Click here to visit Wolf Ridge's web site: Wolf Ridge ELC