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Students prepare for life in the wild


November 5, 2021

Alison Nyenhuis

Barnum middle school students learned how to navigate.

More than 50 students at Barnum High School got a chance to learn about water quality and how to find one's way with a map and compass through a program that brought a bit of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to their school last month.

They were visited by Alison Nyenhuis, education director for Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting northeastern Minnesota's BWCAW and educating students about the area through its "No Boundaries to the Boundary Waters" school visits program.

Seventh- and eight- grade students participated in the "...

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