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Northland College chemistry prof and students in lab.

From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

…Communications. Plastic bottles are made out of refined petroleum, or oil. Petroleum-based polymers such as polyesters and polycarbonates make up a significant proportion of the 100 million tons of plastic waste generated globally each year. No firm numbers are available, but it’s estimated that at least 200 billion plastic bottles,…

Impactful Filmmaking: A Public Screening and Presentation

September 28, 2023, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

…his recent Netflix documentary focused on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his forthcoming film Louder than Guns, which focuses on gun rights and gun violence in America. This event is free and open to the public. About Doug Pray Doug Pray is best known as a director of feature documentary films about…

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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,…

Three Northland College chemistry students standing in front of chalkboard.

Chem Students Recognized for Research

Transforming plastic into useful chemicals Combating pesky crustaceans and a method that could one day turn plastic into useful chemicals are two of the exciting discoveries headlining a statewide technology gathering in Eau Claire. The seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium drew more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs and students….

Plastic bottles with quote by Northland College Professor Nick Robertson

Nick Robertson Thinks We Need to Rethink Plastic

4 Things Individuals Can Do to Reduce Plastic

…on the synthesis and chemical recycling of plastics. Is that the solution or one possible solution? We tend to think of plastics as a single material, when in fact there are thousands of different kinds of plastics that are used in many different applications. So the development of a new…

Finding Your Film—A Weekend Film-making Workshop

September 29, 2023October 1, 2023

Join filmmaker Doug Pray for a weekend workshop focused on creating impactful documentary films that will make a difference in the world. The workshop will give you the tools you need to assess, plan, and create an impactful documentary and will include participatory activities, teaching demos, and short screenings of…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…Wolf Project has brought many of these charismatic creatures into the public eye, making their triumphs and tragedies a matter of national interest. In his book American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, Nate Blakesdale tells the story of the Yellowstone wolves, crafting a riveting…