Dear Parents of the Adolescent Classroom,
Our Spring Odyssey to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is approaching, as we will be going March 25-27th. Wolf Ridge is located in Finland, Minnesota which is about 3.5 hours from Ham Lake. We will depart from Glen Cary on Monday, March 25th at 8 a.m. and return on Wednesday, March 27th at 5 p.m.
The Mission of Wolf Ridge is: “To develop a citizenry that has the knowledge, skills, motivation and commitment to work together for a quality environment.” This aligns well with Maria Montessori’s vision for the adolescent to be equipped to be a meaningful citizen in the world and taught the necessary practical life skills.
Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center was the first environmental learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education. During the school year, more than 15,000 children, teachers and parent chaperones head to the campus to have their own adventure in learning. The campus is located south of the Boundary Waters and overlooking the North Shore of Minnesota’s Lake Superior.
Wolf Ridge is a place where minds open to the joy and wonder of discovery of the natural world. The classes involve students in direct observation of and participation in the outdoors and the staff works to promote self-awareness and leadership development in the process.
Our trip is sponsored by the Schultze Foundation which is a blessing. This is including transportation costs, sleeping accommodations, and meals. However, this scholarship does not include snacks. We are asking for a $15 payment with a check made out to Maria Goodwin so that we can ensure your student stays hydrated and energized throughout the trip.
Please let me know if you have any initial questions.
More details will follow along with a packing list.
In the Father’s love,