Grand Marais Couple Completes 11,700 Mile Expedition

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Grand Marais Couple Completes 11,700 Mile Expedition

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 9:41 AM CST

(NNCNOW.com) --- A Grand Marais couple has recently completed a 3 year, 11,700 mile expedition across North America.

Amy and Dave Freeman, completed the Human Powered North American Odyssey by kayak, dogsled and canoe, earlier this month.

From close encounters with humpback whales and caribou to severe weather events, the couple engaged students in their journey through presentations and an online blog.

More than 80,000 school kids from around the world followed their expedition online.

The biggest reason that children ages 6 to 17 don't participate in outdoor activities is simply a lack of interest in the outdoors, according to the Outdoor Foundation's 2012 Outdoor Recreation Participation report .

The mission of Wilderness Classroom, a nonprofit organization, is to increase students' appreciation for the by introducing students to exploration and wilderness travel through live, web-based expeditions and school assemblies.

To view a route map and pictures head to the Wilderness Classroom