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Keystone Complete!

Brendan Grant has finished the oven dome.  He placed the Keystone piece and now the structure needs to cure for a week.  The next step of the process is to insulate the dome.  More to come…Looking good, Thanks...

Docks Are Out!

It is time to batten down the hatches and get our campus ready for winter.  The DP teachers suited up and pulled out our docks and boat lift.  They went for a swim in Big Deep just for good measure. Tough as nails each and every one of them! Thank...

Wood Fired Oven

Brendan Grant, Artist in Residence, is engineering a wood fired oven for the Deep Portage Garden.  Brendan is designing and installing the oven with help from the Deep Portage staff.  More photos to come and warm bread and pizzas will be on the table...

Sight in Your Rifle

Saturday – October 18,2014 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) Come out to the Deep Portage Range and sight in your rifle for Deer Season.  Summer Camp Director, Casey Stanley, will open our teaching range.  This is a day for rifles only, please do not bring hand guns for shooting practice.  Please bring eye and ear protection and follow all Range Safety protocol.  Happy Hunting and Enjoy a Safe...
School Year Kick Off

School Year Kick Off

  Our School Year season begins today!  Thank you to all the teachers, parents, and students that visit each year.  We can’t wait to welcome you to this amazing...

New Hydrogeology Interpretive Signs

We have new interpretive signs posted around Bass Pond! Come learn about the hydrogeology of Deep Portage and the surrounding area.  A big “Thank You!” to Dr. Scott Alexander (University of Minnesota), Susan Moody (DP Board Member), Andrea Doerr (Education Staff), and Brendan Grant (Artist in Residence).  These four collaborated to develop and design these beautiful and informational signs.  Cory Clausius and Casey Stanley masterfully installed...

Summer Camp 2014 has begun!

We are starting our second week of Forkhorn 1, and finally have the whole staff together. This year we have 3 from New Zealand, 1 from Czech Republic, 1 from Oregon, and the rest from Minnesota. Everyone is excited and ready for a great...

Black-Throated Green Warbler

It may be a bit rainy, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t out enjoying the wonders of May. Hepatica is blooming and bird migration is in full swing. Below is a pic of a Black-throated Green Warbler from the woods around Bass Pond. It’s one of 25 species of warbler we see here...

Challenger Elementary

Challenger Elementary (Thief River Falls) is with us all week, and enjoying the warmest weather of the year! 70 degrees predicted for Wednesday. Sandhill Cranes were heard calling from across Big Deep Lake yesterday. Robins, bluebirds and chipmunks have all been seen as well. Enjoy the warmth...