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Fall Festival

…facilities, easy parking access to a secluded grasses area with limited access from surrounding areas, access to a nearby fire ring and picnic tables. RV Campers can use indoor restroom and shower facilities also. Days of Camping – 5 Total days of camping available: 9/20-9/25/2022 Check in/out Times Tuesday 4-6…

Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

…the best entertainment in the Midwest in summer—that seats 800 or so. The Big Top brings shows every weekend in summer—a combination of big acts, up-and-coming bands, and house shows. 30 minutes from campus. Hang at the beach This region is known for its long stretches of white, sandy beaches….

Alec Drakenberg

Meet the Beast: Alec Z. Drachenberg

…with asthma to a Junior Olympic swimmer. During the summer before my freshman year of high school, I played water polo just for fun. I liked it, but it was only a summer activity. Freshman year began and I was introduced to Jim Vance, the coach of the triathlon team…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…really amusing to see the change in thought from the idealism of winter to the practicality of coming spring and summer a transition from the world of Thoreau and Emerson to the factual matter of making money. Now I have before me several months of opportunity if I wish the…

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,…

Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

…or that I would be a coauthor of a technical report and manuscript for publication as a junior.” As Johnson’s work-study research assistant, Leonard added data from summer 2013 Canadian Yew studies into a global information system. She then created maps, comparing 2013 to data from the 1990s to look…

Students at a camp fire

High School Summer Handbook

Once you have registered online, there are two more steps. You will need to print and complete the registration packet and read the student handbook. Realted One of the awesome benefits of Northland’s summer programs is spending time with and learning from the professionals involved. Some of these people may…

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

…and the whole universe, and put them together in book form. “If people reading it can catch that then it is enough,” he wrote on August 9, “then everything you write will have a solid core of worthwhileness.” But summer passed into fall, and the mallard-filled marshes near home occupied…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…to know peace. The bill to create a national wilderness preservation system was introduced in the Congress in the summer of 1956. It wasn’t until the summer of 1957, however, that the average person living in Ely, Minnesota, at the edge of the canoe country, heard of it. Many people…

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Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

…this summer and learning more about the region.” Elsie Dickover is a rising Northland College sophomore from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She plans to double major in Geology and Water Science, with an emphasis in Water Resources. This is Elsie’s first summer at the Burke Center. She’s been invested in freshwater sciences…