Civic Collaboration Creates Canoemobile

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Wilderness Inquiry, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that travels the country with its Canoemobile is a collaboration of federal, state, and local partners connecting urban youth to the natural world through hands-on, outdoor learning in cities across America. From San Francisco to the Bronx, communities welcome Canoemobile to serve thousands of youth and adults of all backgrounds and abilities on their local waterways bringing environmental education and outdoor learning experiences to less fortunate urban youth.  The goal is to promote classroom learning outside, encourage youth to improve school performance, cultivate a stewardship ethic, and create pathways to pursue educational and career opportunities in the outdoors. Included in the program is a floating classroom to facilitate hands-on, applied learning, paddle and safety instruction in preparation for canoe trips and activities with environmental, cultural, and historical themes.

Canoemobile emerged from the Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) program started in Minnesota eight years ago. The UWCA has grown from day trips on the Mississippi river to include overnight camping and internship opportunities for youth. Wilderness Inquiry aims to expose as many children as possible to the wilderness within their city boundaries. For more than three decades it has partnered with Minnesota school districts to get kids out on their waterways, tying what they learn in the classroom about history, ecology and chemistry to real, hands-on experiences. The ultimate idea is to link student internships with jobs in the water sector.

Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Perma-Liner Industries cordially invites you to the annual WWETT show! The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment &Transport Show is happening on February 17th– 20th at the Indiana Convention Center.

Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225 U.S.A.

This is the largest annual trade show of its kind, the WWETT Show attracts some 14,000 environmental service professionals and exhibitor personnel from 53 countries. Register now and SAVE.

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