Boundary Waters Wilderness Kit

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Learning Kit
Abstract: 

The BWCA Wilderness Kit is a curriculum of hands-on activities, colorful maps, exciting games, and real artifacts that will engage middle school-aged youth. Use of this Kit varies from 50 minutes to five hours.

Through interactive and small group activities, this curriculum will help kids explore and discover the history, science and social science of Minnesota’s only wilderness – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Learn about wilderness, the history of the Ojibwe and Voyageurs, plants and animals unique to the region, and the benefits of low-impact recreation.

The Kit includes instructor background materials and reference sheets to make it an easy teaching tool. Activities correlate to Minnesota graduation standards. The Wilderness Kit was developed with educator involvement and teacher and student review, so we know it works and we know students like it.

The Kit is also a great tool for those who take youth groups into the BWCAW.

The rental fee is $50 for one week, plus an additional $30 shipping fee (the Kit may be picked up and returned for free, seven days a week at the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota).

To order call (612) 624-9050 or e-mail bellreg@umn.edu

Author: 
Boundary Waters Wilderness Foundation
Topic Areas: 
Wilderness
Conservation
Curriculum
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Grades 7-9
Citizen and Youth Groups
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$50/one week rental
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

To order call (612) 624-9050 or e-mail bellreg@umn.edu