Skip to main content

Wilderness Inquiry provides access to the outdoors for everyone no matter their age, background and ability.

Inclusion is one of our main themes, and equity, and to really bring the outdoors to people that don't otherwise get there.

Greg Lais

Connecting to Nature

Since 1978, Wilderness Inquiry (WI) has served more than half a million individuals from all walks of life. Through outdoor adventures, students gain personal growth and an enhanced awareness of the environment.

WI provides the opportunity to see the natural world from a new perspective and teaches participants how to master their environment. In turn, students gain a sense of accomplishment and a deeper appreciation of the outdoors.

Snapshots

V2 A3560 2
V2 A4018
V2 A3473
V2 A3989
V2 A3592
V2 A4089
V2 A2782
V2 A3252

Inclusion in the Outdoors

In addition to their adult trips, Wilderness Inquiry facilitates outdoor activities for urban youth, individuals with disabilities and other non-traditional users of public lands and waterways.

To me, it's about connecting people and having them really see the beauty of the natural world.

Greg Lais

More Stories

Read How MDRF Made a Statewide Impact

How the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund Made a Statewide Impact

See the statewide impact and learnings from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for coronavirus.

Learn More
Read Racial Justice IS Climate Justice

Racial Justice IS Climate Justice

Sam Grant, executive director of MN350, speaks to why the path to climate change will inevitably center the intersection of racial and climate justice.

Read the post
Read Call For 2021 Facing Race Award Nominations

Call For 2021 Facing Race Award Nominations

Nominations can be submitted in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish until April 29 at 3 p.m.

Read the News
Read Three Generations of Giving

Three Generations of Giving

Christine Noonan shares how giving has become a family tradition.

Watch the video
Read Unlimited Connection

Unlimited Connection

Internet access has helped families in Rice County stay connected during the pandemic.

Read the interview
Read Equity Inside Out

Equity Inside Out: Creating an Equitable Work Environment

Nadege Souvenir shares how the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation internally advocates for equity.

Learn More
Read Reflections on Minority Health Month in a COVID-19 World

Reflections on Minority Health Month in a COVID-19 World

The staff members of WoMN ACT reflect on the intersection of racial equity and healthcare amidst a global pandemic.

Read the post
Read Lifelines for Families of Healthcare Workers

Lifelines for Families of Healthcare Workers

Here are two ways the Frontline Families Fund is supporting families of frontline workers who’ve died of COVID-19.

Learn More

COMMUNITY IS OUR COMPASS

JOIN
US!

* Indicates a required field