Rob founded WREAF in February 2005 as an outgrowth of an on-going series of wilderness canoeing art
expeditions he started in 2001. WREAF provides artists with the inspiration of extended immersion in
wilderness on self-supported expeditions. In April 2013, WREAF became a program of the Center for
Circumpolar Studies (CCS:

Working closely with the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center and the Canadian Boreal
Initiative, we work to combine art with science for educational outreach through ASC and CCS.