Adventure

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Sand, Surf, and Landmines

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.

  • 08/25/2022
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My 12,000-Mile Bike Trip

Gusts were so strong we expended energy just to keep the bikes upright. Dust swirled, filling our lungs.

  • 04/28/2022
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The Human Chain

There was no cell service. I knew I had to move fast.

  • 03/28/2022
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VIEW: Unplugged and Connected

“Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center of meaningful human experiences.”

  • 12/09/2021
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The Wisdom of Nature

In her poignant memoir “Watershed”, Ranea Lenor Hanson points out that Minnesota is an apex whose rivers flow north to Hudson Bay, east through the Great Lakes, and south to the Gulf of Mexico. I rather enjoy the concept of our state being central to three directions. For me, it is a reminder that wherever you are in our state, there are three places you can flow.

  • 06/25/2021
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Wolf Biologist Sarah Hoy

It is a real privilege for me to study wolves, especially in such a beautiful place as Isle Royale National Park.

  • 03/31/2021

Working with Wolf: WGM’s Spinners and the Wolves of the International Wolf Center

Spinners from the Weavers Guild of Minnesota have been working with wolf fiber–the naturally shed undercoat fur from the exhibited

  • 02/22/2021
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Opening the Door to Wilderness

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.

  • 09/22/2020

Feminist Authors Crossing Lines

As part of the Loft’s Boundaries and Border Crossings theme, writer, artist, and educator Glenda Reed will host a reading

  • 04/26/2020
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Into the Wild

Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of

  • 12/23/2019

Nooks & Crannies Tour

Off-limits areas are opened for exploration through the building. Highlights include the North Tower and sub-basement with one or two

  • 10/06/2019
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The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

  • 08/01/2019