Outdoor Adventures

Are you outdoorsy? 

We asked Project Success staff what they like to do when they get outside and here is what some of them had to say…




Stay tuned to hear from more PS staff and how they connect with nature throughout the seasons!


Amy & Dave Freeman, photo by Nate Ptacek

PS Outdoor Club meets with wilderness explorers, Dave & Amy Freeman!

On Tuesday, December 1, Project Success hosted a special virtual assembly with our Outdoor Club members and the 7th grade class at Anwatin Middle School.

Wilderness explorers, Dave and Amy Freeman, visited us to present A Year in the Wilderness, stories and photos from the year-long journey they spent living in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  Dave and Amy use exploration to highlight life lessons, conservation and back-country skills that benefit audiences from K-12 students to seasoned wilderness travelers! The presentation took us through all 4 seasons of travel and daily life in the BWCA. Students were able to ask questions and have them answered live by the explorers.  Click here to watch a recording of the presentation that will be available through December 15.  

On September 23rd, 2015 Amy and Dave Freeman, embarked on a yearlong adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to teach people about this beautiful place and advocate to protect this unique Minnesota gem. During 366 days in the Wilderness, they traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe and dog team as they explored more than 500 lakes and streams throughout the year.  

Learn more about Dave & Amy Freeman here. 

Photo by Ellie Siler


PS Fall Nature Bingo

PS Fall Nature Bingo is a way to enjoy the outdoors, learn a bit about our local green spaces and discover new fun facts about nature and the creatures who inhabit it!

To play PS Fall Nature Bingo, you will need to download and use the Cluster app. New to using Cluster? Watch our tutorial video.


Other Virtual Opportunities to Explore

The following are links to virtual exploration as well as a few ideas to maximize your joy in the outdoors!

  • Makoce Stories: Makoce Stories takes you around iconic Twin Cities’ locations and gives you a Native American perspective of the land that was before colonization. Hover over certain locations on their map and listen in on information that educates about the history and cultural significance of that respected site.
  • Wilderness Inquiry: Our partners at Wilderness Inquiry have created some great online resources and opportunities for youth! Check out resources on Outdoor History and Culture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation and Stewardship.
  • Article by Nadia Mercado: I Said I Wasn’t Outdoorsy … But I Lied
  • The Hidden World of the National Parks (from Google Arts & Culture): Follow rangers on a journey most people never go!
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota: The Science Museum of Minnesota has reopened, but they are also keeping up their digital content including articles, videos, activities and other learning tools.
  • 7 Ways to Rekindle Your Sense of Awe Outside—and Why (from REI’s blog): This article was written before the Covid-19 outbreak.  It has some great ideas that we can try now while we are practicing social distancing and some ideas to save for later!