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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. You must provide a projector and screen, and travel expenses must be covered if

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Recreation Database

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

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Northland and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Jessica (Biswell) Knox '98, Spring and Nick Holz Houston '15

Once a farm for the Schlitz Brewery draft horses, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is Milwaukee’s comprehensive nature center. Three alumni work at the Schlitz Audubon Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We caught up with them to find out more. Jessica (Biswell) Knox ’98 School Programs Manager One of your favorite things? Great Lake Michigan! It’s only

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External Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, therefore not administered by Northland. Here are some places to start.

Northland College students in kayaks in Iceland

Semester in Iceland

Alec Drachenberg talks about his experience with the Center for Ecological Living and Learning

Why Iceland? Dave Oakes, the co-founder of the Center for Ecological Living and Learning, came to Northland College to present on the various programs that CELL had to offer. I was intrigued by the immersive study-abroad experience that this program offered; specifically, I was curious about being able to live in an eco-village for an

Northland College student Frank Wroblewski

Mapping the Mountains of Venus

Frank Wroblewski '19

In opposition to its neighbor Earth, Venus is hot, acidic, and under a lot of pressure. There’s no wind or water and the only discernible features are mountains, lava flows, volcano-like features like lava tubes and tectonic remnants, and meteor impacts. It’s dystopia to some and a mystery to be uncovered by others. “In planetary

Kids at Stockton

SOEI Receives $500K for Stewardship and Land Conservation

A retired orthodontist with a strong conservation ethic donated $500,000 to the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute to expand youth outdoor programs and forest ecosystem research and restoration. Donald Nelson of Northfield, Minnesota, had a twenty-five-year career as an orthodontist at the Mayo Clinic before moving to Northfield, Minnesota. Although he has no direct

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries The Singing Wilderness. The Singing Wilderness, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1956, was Sigurd Olson’s first book, and it was immensely successful, becoming a classic of American nature writing. For Sigurd himself, it was the culmination of a long and hard-fought dream. The journal entries and letters below, along with

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Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) have persevered against what many might consider overwhelming odds. The 1982 recovery team saw no possibility of complete delisting of the Mexican wolf and instead established a prime objective “to conserve and ensure the survival of Canis lupus baileyi by maintaining a captive breeding population and re-establishing a viable, self-sustaining…  Read More

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Educational Campus

Nestled among old growth forest, this unique north woods retreat is situated along two-plus miles of Lake Namekagon’s pristine southern shoreline.