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No Child Left Inside

Wilderness programs in local public schools unplug city kids from their devices and plug them into the joys of nature.

No Child Left Inside
Katherine Harris

Other Nature Programs

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The UWCA, offered through Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, is one of many nature-oriented programs available to local young people. Following are several education-oriented programs that offer similar experiences:

AUDUBON CENTER OF THE NORTH WOODS

Located in Sandstone, the Audubon Center offers a variety of programs for students K–12. audubon-center.com

WILDERNESS INQUIRY

Youth, teens, and families can have a range of experiences—on the Mississippi River, in the Boundary Waters, and in the Apostle Islands. wildernessinquiry.org

WOLF RIDGE ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

The center provides a number of experiences and camps along the North Shore for students K–12. wolf-ridge.org

YMCA TWIN CITIES CAMPS

The YMCA offers nature experiences for both younger children (including Outdoor Living Skills Camp, Canoe Camp) and for teens (Leaders in Training, Canoeing Camp). ymcatwincities.org

CAMP MENOGYN

Located outside Grand Marais on West Bearskin Lake in the Boundary Waters, Camp Menogyn offers a range of eight- to 50-day wilderness experiences. ymcatwincities.org

CAMP WIDJIWAGAN

Located outside Ely, the camp offers a variety of 10- to 50-day wilderness experiences similar to Camp Menogyn. ymcatwincities.org

YOUTH FARM AND MARKET PROJECT

Aimed at youth ages 9–24, this project provides year-round youth-development programming including experiential education, urban agriculture, gardening, and greenhouses. Farm stays are optional. youthfarm.net

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