Wolf Ridge Receives $15K from Cliffs Foundation for Denfeld Students

By KBJR News 1

February 5, 2013 Updated Feb 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Cliffs Foundation gave $15,000 to the Wolf Ridge Nature Center to help fund environmental education at Denfeld High School.

The money will fund the Students Eagerly Acquiring Knowledge program, also known as S.E.A.K.

This contribution will help students in grades 9 through 11 get more hands on learning experience in environmental science.

Students enrolled in the program receive after school science lessons, three weekend overnight retreats throughout the state, and a three week academic science camp at Wolf Ridge.

"It's about getting kids out doors, its about getting kids rigorous academic experiences out in the field, working with professionals. It's quite an opportunity," said Pete Gravett, education director at Wolf Ridge.

The program helps students at Denfeld who may otherwise not have the chance to get hands on learning experience in environmental science.

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