WILDERNESS INQUIRY | Explore with us from the comfort and safety of your own home!

While there is no substitute for the real thing, there are still ways to experience the great outdoors without leaving home. Our virtual programs provide social connection, educational engagement, and exploration through enriching speakers, videos, activities, and more. Each event gives you the ability to engage with the world from anywhere.

Join Wilderness Inquiry and other outdoor experts on a virtual adventures to explore topics & destinations near and far. During each session you will gain a deeper understanding of outdoor spaces by learning about unique ecosystems, natural & cultural history, and how we can venture out to enjoy these spaces. This program is designed for an adult audience.

Cost: $10 per person/per session

Have a group? Please contact Anne (anne@wildernessinquiry.org or 612-676-9423) to discuss group pricing.

February – National Parks
Discover Glacier National Park – February 3rd, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Encompassing the Rocky Mountains with glacier-carved peaks, crystal blue waters, and acres of alpine flora and fauna, Glacier National Park is a gem of rugged wilderness. Whether a new visitor to the park or a seasoned traveler within its borders, there is something for all explorers in this virtual session with a Glacier National Park specialist guest speaker.

Discover Yellowstone National Park – February 17th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Many of you may be familiar with one of America’s most famous national parks; from its steaming geysers, grizzly bears, and miles of rivers, mountains, and forest, Yellowstone never fails to dazzle visitors of all ages every single year. While the summer months are definitely the most popular for visiting Yellowstone, the winter offers a completely different landscape for the people, plants and animals who call the park home. Join Yellowstone National Park specialists for this virtual session to learn more about America’s favorite National Park.

March – Birds ‘n Bees
Presentation by the Bird Chick – March 3rd, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Have you ever wondered what is making all that racket outside? Join Sharon Stiteler, National Park Service ranger, author and self described “Bird Chick” as she shares her knowledge of how birds communicate. Discover the species and fun facts about who is flying and chirping in your backyard!

All About Bees – March 17th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Spring is a-buzz! Time to shake off that cabin fever and get ready to learn about the little insects who help make the spring more beautiful by playing a crucial role in pollination: bees! While many species are important pollinators, bees hold a special place in our hearts… perhaps it’s that delicious honey? For today’s session we are joined by a bee specialist to teach you all you’ve ever wanted to know about bees.