Wallowa County fifth through eighth graders have the chance to take part in outdoor adventures on Fridays this spring through the WREN (Wallowa Resources Exploration of Nature) program.

Wallowa Resources - Wallowa Mountain Institute is spreading the word about spring WREN field classes, where students and knowledgeable field instructors will explore the natural and cultural history of Wallowa County.

Applications are available on-line at (www.WallowaResources.org), at the offices of each school, at Wallowa Resources' office in Enterprise.

Each class costs $15 per student. Scholarships are available; if interested, please inquire about them. Applications must be returned to Wallowa Resources by Friday, March 6.

For more information, please contact Penny Arentsen at 541-426-8053 x24 or Penny@wallowaresources.org. WREN classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays from March 13 through May 22 (except March 27 during spring break).

Core field instructors include: Janet Hohmann, Cheri Miller, Lisa Armstrong-Roepke, Troy Nave and Penny Arentsen

Students can sign up for one or all the classes, though some class sizes may be limited.

Classes range from hiking Wallowa Lake's east moraine and learning about snow in the Ferguson Ridge area to exploring Camp Creek in the Imnaha Canyon and planting an aspen in the Zumwalt Nature Preserve.

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