The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) Schools Program

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(River Park to Harriet Island)

About the UWCA
The Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) program
provides active outdoor learning experiences for youth and
families on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities area. The
UWCA is a partnership of Wilderness Inquiry, the Mississippi
River Fund
, and the National Park Service, with support and
involvement of many additional groups. Large voyageur canoes
offer safe paddling experiences for up to ten persons per canoe
and 150 persons or more at one time. NPS Park Rangers lead
educational activities on the nature and history of the river and provide teacher
support services, while Wilderness Inquiry staff coordinates trip logistics. Both
Rangers and Wilderness Inquiry staff stern the canoes. See Urban Wilderness
Canoe Adventures
to set up a field trip for your school or other group, or
to register for a public paddling trip.


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