As a part of the greater Take It Outside initiative, WISE, in partnership with BLM, leads a series of weekly, youth-centered hikes each summer in the Copper River Basin. Boreal forest, mountains, rivers, kettle lakes, mud volcanoes, and waterfalls provide the backdrop for engaging activities and lessons on Leave No Trace principles and environmental science. Past destinations have included the Tonsina Bluff Trail, Tangle Lakes, and Liberty Falls.
Check the WISE Events Calendar for upcoming hikes.
For day hikes, all participants should be prepared with a day pack, sturdy hiking shoes, raincoat, warm layers, lunch/snacks, water bottle, and any medications or first aid needs. You may also want a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellant. For camps, participants will be sent a “what-to-bring list,” and there will be loaner gear available.