Storytelling with Weather

Melissa Constanzer, a professional broadcast meteorologist with AccuWeather, will run for miles in temperatures ranging from 9 degrees above zero to 97 degrees above zero. That wide spectrum of commitment to getting outside combined with her thorough knowledge and passion for weather is why she is our Wonder Guide for episode 14. Stories that Help Everyone Despite her vast knowledge of math and science, Melissa knows that her main job is to tell a story with weather. A story that […]

Quiet Invigoration in Nature with Josh Daugherty

The Spectrum of Experiences Josh Daugherty’s desire to connect to nature is palpable. He’ll do anything possible to immerse himself in a rainstorm, wade into a river, throw a frisbee barefoot and all along remind himself that ego is the enemy. He also might be skinny dipping in that lake so – fair warning. Necessary Stillness He also might be simply standing still and appreciating the quiet. This kind of stillness is hard to find these days.  For Josh, a […]

Spiritual Experiences with Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace is eighty-four years old going on fifty-five.  He’s up by 5:30 am and if his wife, Peggy Hunter, isn’t up by six, he’s going to wake her because it’s time to get in the canoe. They canoe every day (weather permitting) from ice out in May to closing up the cabin in late September on Lake Vermilion. You’re Gonna Canoe How Many Miles of Shoreline? Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota is big.  In fact, it’s the 5th biggest […]

Loon Runways and the Need to Be Outside with Mark Hennessy

Not many people in this world know that a loon is one of the few birds with solid bones, which makes them heavier than most birds of similar size. Still fewer would know what to do when a loon can’t take off from a lake that’s just beginning to freeze over entirely.