Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center



Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center was the first such learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school. It is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education.


Each year, more than fifteen thousand children, teachers, and parent chaperones travel to Wolf Ridge’s two thousand acre campus. They serve an additional three thousand people annually through a broad spectrum of environmental and outdoor learning programs for children, families, seniors, and college students.


Since they moved into their current campus in 1987, Wolf Ridge has relied on four GARN cordwood boilers to produce heat and hot water for five of its main buildings totaling 84,000 square feet. Each boiler has 3,200 gallons of hot water storage which circulates through a closed-loop system.


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