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SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…• 2000. Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Christopher Cokinos. Cokinos weaves natural history and personal experience into the dramatic story of the last days of six North American bird species. Christopher Cokinos is a nature and science writer with strong interests in a variety of topics, including climate change,…

Northland College theatre group, the Fourth Wall, perform The Mousetrap

'Mousetrap' will keep you guessing

…their rooms full of potential murder victims—and a murderer. As the snow piles up outside, the guests pile up inside. The first is flamboyant Christopher Wren (Alex Fischer), followed by persnickety Mrs. Boyle (Alyx Simon); dogmatic Major Metcalfe (Emily Hutler), and melancholy Miss Casewell (Stephanie Wright). Just as the Ralstons…

Northland College student Andy Kasun stands with his winning academic poster

Burke Center Student Researchers Take Top Prizes

Kasun and Ulman Showcase Freshwater Research at AGU

…with a degree in water science and an emphasis in water resources and will be applying to graduate schools. Ulman presented her research and poster on quantifying the distribution of phosphorus fractions in the sediment of Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior. She worked with Hudson, Ullman, Environmental Chemist Chris McNerney,…

In Wildness and Wonder

…interactions with nature promote improved cognitive functioning. And, Christopher Norment, a teacher and environmental scientist, has argued in an article for Orion Magazine that it is wonder, and especially wonder inspired by encounters with wild nature, “that sustains intellectual and artistic creativity, nourishes the most active minds, and gives rise…

Northland College intern and loon

Full Circle

Former LoonWatch Intern Christopher Emory describes his internship experience as “coming full circle, from learning about loons and educating the public last summer, to actually doing the hands-on field work this summer.” You may remember him for the colorful cast (broken wrist) he sported last summer. Like a banded loon,…