A Year in the Wilderness (Southwest)
Adult Enrichment / Academic -
Adult Enrichment Fall 2021
On September 23, 2015, Dave and Amy embarked on a year-long adventure in the Boundary WatersCanoe Area Wilderness. That's 366 days of exploring and documenting the Wilderness with the purpose of keeping America's most visited wilderness area in people's consciousnesses throughout the entire year. The Freemans traveled over 2,000 miles by canoe and ski with sled dogs, visiting over 500 lakes, rivers and streams during their Year in the Wilderness. They will use images, video, stories, and excerpts from their award winning book, A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters, to share our nation's most popular Wilderness with you and demonstrate why we must cherish and protect our public lands.
If class is full, please enroll for the waitlist. We will contact you if a space becomes available.
Amy and Dave Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world's wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Dave and Amy 2014 Adventurers of the Year. Dave and Amy are ardent Wilderness advocates who are actively working with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters www.SaveTheBoundaryWaters.org to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mines being proposed along the edge of our nation’s most popular Wilderness.
The Freemans also run the Wilderness Classroom, an educational nonprofit organization that introduces kids to wild places throughout the world. They actively engage thousands of elementary and middle school students in their expeditions using their website wildernessclassroom.org.