ClassSense of Adventure After School: Wilderness Adventure Writing for Teens
This class is offered as part of the Loft's Sense of Adventure theme.
Whether hiking in the woods, speed skating across the pond, or admiring mushrooms and mosses, spending time outdoors can be peaceful, exhilarating, enlightening, challenging. After you’ve summited a peak, seen something beautiful and remote, or fallen in love with an endangered space or creature, how do you communicate those experiences in ways that will transport your reader with you? How can we use our words to celebrate our wild places, inside and out?
During three one-hour long sessions, we’ll explore writing about wilderness adventure, including outdoor sports, the natural world, and environmental justice. We’ll read excerpts from a full roster of outdoor adventurers, including columnists with Melanin Base Camp, adaptive athletes and gear designers, and the conservationists working to keep our home healthy. Students will learn to use personal narrative, sensory details, and outdoor research to explore their relationship to the natural world.
Kelsey Daly is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the Voters of Minnesota through a grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
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