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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

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July 2021

Stewards of Tomorrow: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Session 1)

July 12July 15
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Devil's Island Apostle Islands

Stewards for Tomorrow is for local youth 13-17 years old interested in exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and becoming a potential steward of the park. Our goal is to provide 50 local youth with the opportunity to experience the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior as part of the 50th anniversary of the park and support them in becoming stewards to protect and preserve the park in the future. Participants will spend one day sea kayaking the mainland sea caves,…

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Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Boys on Trails

July 12July 15
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Hiking in prarie

Youth Connect Trails is for youth interested in getting outside, working hard, playing hard and learning what it means to be a confident steward of this Earth. “Boys on Trails” is a four day program for boys 10-14 years old. Participants will volunteer on trails in the mornings, both cutting and maintaining trails. In the afternoons they will recreate and explore trails in the local area. Limited to five participants per program. Youth will meet at the SOEI at 8:30am…

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Forest Stewardship & Adventure Program

July 18July 30
Forest Lodge Woods

Attention rising sophomores! SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is offering a free stewardship and adventure opportunity for students who have just completed their first year at Northland. Join us for this unique two-week experience! You'll spend your first week engaging in trail building and ecological stewardship projects with your leaders and National Forest personnel. You'll base camp near your project site, hike to the project each morning, and then enjoy returning to camp for dinner and campfire conversations each evening. Develop skills…

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Stewards of Tomorrow: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Session 2)

July 19July 22
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Devil's Island Apostle Islands

Stewards for Tomorrow is for local youth 13-17 years old interested in exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and becoming a potential steward of the park. Our goal is to provide 50 local youth with the opportunity to experience the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior as part of the 50th anniversary of the park and support them in becoming stewards to protect and preserve the park in the future. Participants will spend one day sea kayaking the mainland sea caves,…

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Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Hike and Climb

July 19July 22
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
climbing wall

Our Outdoor Adventure Leadership program is a partnership program with UW 4-H Extension designed for youth in sixth through ninth grades. “Hike and Climb” is for youth 10-14 years old interested in climbing and hiking. Participants will choose their own adventure each day with SOEI Youth Outreach staff, learn how to make decisions based on both individual interests and group needs, and, further develop climbing and hiking skills. Limited to five participants per program. Youth will meet at the SOEI…

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Stewards of Tomorrow: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Session 3)

July 26July 29
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Devil's Island Apostle Islands

Stewards for Tomorrow is for local youth 13-17 years old interested in exploring the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and becoming a potential steward of the park. Our goal is to provide 50 local youth with the opportunity to experience the Apostle Islands and Lake Superior as part of the 50th anniversary of the park and support them in becoming stewards to protect and preserve the park in the future. Participants will spend one day sea kayaking the mainland sea caves,…

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Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Paddle and Fish

July 26July 29
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
NorthlandCollege-FlyFishing

Our Outdoor Adventure Leadership program is a partnership program with UW 4-H Extension designed for youth in sixth through ninth grades. “Paddle and Fish” is for youth 10-14 years old interested in fishing and paddling on both rivers and lakes. Participants will choose their own adventure, learning how to make decisions based on both individual interests and group needs; learn about protection of watersheds, lakes and rivers; meet with local experts; and, learn more about and practice both paddling and…

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August 2021

Outdoor Adventure Leadership: Primitive Skills

August 2August 5
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI
Forest Lodge Woods

Our Outdoor Adventure Leadership program is a partnership program with UW 4-H Extension designed for youth in sixth through ninth grades. “Primitive Skills” is for youth 10-14 years old interested in developing basic outdoor skills. Skills that students will learn and practice include shelter building, navigation, cordage, fire building, identifying plants and tracking. Students will have the option to sleep in their shelters on Wednesday night of the program. This will take place on a Northland outreach education site. More…

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