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History

At Northland, the study of history is more than just memorizing a string of names and dates; it’s the study of life. We like to treat history a bit like detective work, bringing in primary documents for you to analyze—to piece together clues about how people who lived in different…

Decolonizing Leadership

November 8, 2023, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Bazile Minogiizhigaabo Panek, an independent Indigenous consultant, presents a transformative talk on “decolonizing leadership.” Drawing from traditional Ojibwe values and principles, Bazile delves into the urgent need for decolonizing leadership structures in organizations. Using a case study from his work as the president of the Native American Student Association at…

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Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

…a more sustainable region by integrating the environmental, economic, and social activities to improve the quality of life and well-being of its people. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Ullrich served for thirty years at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes regional office in Chicago, working on environmental

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…by communal wolf howls; the inevitability of losing our children to their own lives; and many more. Moore is the distinguished professor of philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she teaches environmental ethics, philosophy of nature, and a variety of courses for OSU’s new MA in Environmental Leadership….

Northland College student in class

Humanity and Nature Studies

…professional studies in fields such as environmental law and environmental humanities, the Peace Corps, or for a variety of environmentally focused careers in business, education (“green teaching” before and afterschool programs), government, industry, advertising, public policy, community planning, nature therapy, or the non-profit sector. Students majoring in humanity and nature…

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

Environmental Education

The field and practice of environmental education refers to both formal and non-formal efforts to teach about how natural environments function, how human behaviors shape and influence those natural functions, and how we can change our behaviors in order to sustain a healthy environment for the future of all living…

Chemistry student in the lab

Lab Services

The Applied Research and Environmental Laboratory (ARELab) is an analytical laboratory that supports applied environmental research and provides service to citizens and natural resource professionals throughout the region. Students work with faculty and staff to analyze a range of environmental samples that describe water quality, soil nutrients, and foodweb processes….

Northland College alum Dan Norris at the Bridgeton Landfill site in St. Louis

Monitoring Atomic City

Environmental Specialist Dan Norris '05 on Bridgeton Landfill

…as someone who evaluated the site, lived in the community, and is publically critical of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Missouri for not aggressively addressing this environmental hazard. Norris left the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is now with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality…