Last spring, I was aboard a student research vessel with fellow college students to conduct research projects that ranged from phytoplankton studies to plastics and biological surveys.
This represents an excerpt of a Changemakers Alliance conversation we hosted with Anne Winkler-Morey, author of “Allegiance to Winds and
Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.
There was no cell service. I knew I had to move fast.
Why are the terms “explore,” “conquer,” and “discover” so prevalent when we talk about the outdoors? These terms are callbacks to colonialism and the so-called Age of Discovery.
I began to question the value of the individual to the community instead of the other way around.
Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of
I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in
The Boundary Waters is a vast, interconnected system of waterways, with no capacity to buffer acids, heavy metals, and sulfates — all signatures of copper-nickel mine waste.
In late 2017, with my 30th birthday around the corner, I was hungry for adventure. I craved slow travel and
I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about
Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was