Highlights from our Outdoor Learning Program

Written by Karen Pick

The 2016 Widjiwagan Fall Outdoor Learning Program is in the books!!  More than 475 students experienced Widji’s fall season including 26 students from Germany. 

School and weekend groups participating in the fall season included:

  • Southern Adventist University
  • Dag Hammerskjold School
  • Ely Area Girl Scouts
  • Ely High School Environmental Science Class
  • Great River Montessori
  • Groveland Park Elementary
  • Widji Board Weekend
  • Women’s Weekend Retreat
  • Fall Camper Extravaganza
  • Brightwater Montessori
  • South High School All Nations Program
  • Northrop Urban Environmental School

Comments from the students, teachers include:

“I hope to return!  It was really great that the students had the opportunity to learn so much, play so hard and eat so well.” -teacher

“Our students learned independence, to take appropriate risks and much more about nature.” -teacher

“Widji was challenging, fun, tiring and full of information that has to be discovered!” - student

“Widji was absolutely amazing!  I got to do stuff that I’ve never done before.”  -student

“It was really fun to get outside and explore nature and get away from technology” - student