This is part 2 of a 2 part interview with Oden Alreck.
Will’s interview with Oden continues with a story about the origins of the Environmental Learning Center (ELC). The ELC in Isabella, predecessor to Wolf Ridge ELC in Finland, was built on the site of a former Job Corps camp and was the first environmental learning center in northern Minnesota. Every year many students look forward to visiting the Wolf Ridge ELC. Students and adults can experience the outdoors, explore the woods, kayak, hike, see the animals and more.
Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center was the first environmental learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education.