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SOEI Youth Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

SOEI youth programs are designed to immerse participants in the wildness and wonder of nature and to inspire and empower them to continue their explorations of the natural world.

TWA programs

A member of the Timber Wolf Alliances Speakers Bureau will come to your facility, center, or school to teach an education program to your group. TWA will provide the presentation, display materials, and any other materials needed for games and more. For in-person programs, you must provide a projector and screen, and travel expenses must…

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Apostle Islands Stewardship Symposium

This symposium will feature presentations focused on the natural and human history of the Apostle Islands. Presentations will be of varying lengths and some will provide details about recent and long-term research and management projects, while others will provide summary overviews of discoveries and findings from a variety of studies, activities, or projects.

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

Estate Gift Funds SOEI Facelift

The 1981 building receives necessary repairs.

John Beauchamp was an artist, conservationist, and a defender of wildlife. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, in 1925, he had a somewhat isolated childhood, due to an illness, so he kept company with Plato, Socrates, Shakespeare, and Sigurd Olson, among others. He received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota in 1954…

Northland College Named College of Distinction

Internships, undergraduate research, professional conferences, outdoor orientation, and capstone projects, are among the educational components that have earned Northland College the title, College of Distinction. “Northland College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching,” said Tyson Schritter, the chief operating officer for Colleges…

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Centers

Northland College continues to innovate, expand, and adapt as the world grows more complex. In order to better understand and address environmental and legislative challenges affecting freshwater quality, agriculture, rural economics, and access to natural spaces, the College has established four centers of excellence. Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Center for Rural Communities…

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Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

The Timber Wolf Alliance is hosting the Great Lakes Wolf Symposium, October 20-22, 2020. This symposium will be hosted on the Northland College campus and will coincide with Wolf Awareness Week.

Northland College alum Sarah Smyzniak

Lessons from Forest Lodge

Life is about learning and oh, is there so much to learn. During my time as the site manager at Forest Lodge, Northland College’s satellite campus, I facilitated environmental based programs at the Lodge, nestled in the deep heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Owned by the U.S. Forest Service and operated by Northland, Forest…

Basketball Camp

Athletics Provides Bond Between Campus and Community

Seamus Gregory As athletic director at Northland College, I’ve been heartened to watch my coaches and student athletes find so many ways to connect to the Ashland and surrounding community. One of our priorities this past year was to bring back youth camps and clinics on campus. This fall our coaches organized a youth softball…

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Recreation Database

Compare recreation opportunities in north woods communities, including overall community scores.