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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

…act. What Nelson called “the biggest town meeting in the nation’s history” also turned many participants into dedicated volunteers and activists. I’m one example. Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. It has spread to nearly 200 countries and is being called the world’s largest secular day of celebration….

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…a fringe of hazel and willow banked against a skyline of pointed spruce tops and tamarack. I do not need any pictures, my two windows are enough. The best part of it is that my pictures vary from day to day. Now they are part of a snow scene, tomorrow…

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7 Fun Facts About Earth Day

…1 out of every 10 Americans. 3. The media coverage of the first Earth Day is unparalleled. The Today Show focused on the environment for the entire week of April 20-24, 1970. ABC televised three prime-time environmental specials, and CBS’ Walter Cronkite broadcast, “Earth Day: A Question of Survival.” Even…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…this conference—”The Conference of Challenges”—was an excellent one, because this is a conference of challenges and the challenges that are going to meet you today and in the future are greater perhaps than they have ever been. As I said the other day they will take all of the imagination,…

Northland College student with journal

296 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

Jane Dahlgren Hikes Solo for May Term

days, for an average of fourteen miles per day, journal about her experiences, and present to Russell’s classroom the following fall. In exchange, she would receive four credits. While Russell encouraged her to train and to break in her boots, she didn’t train and she walked in her boots around…

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…(as if a college education, and lifelong love and support were not enough). But what I want to think of today, are not the gifts that the world brings to you, but the gifts you bring to the world. In Anishinaabe traditions, the direction of gift giving on a day

Forest Lodge Guesthouse Great Hall

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Sigurd Olson Articles

…course of the seasons just past, if by neglecting these puttering days I had not actually lost more than I knew. It was one of those days that duck hunters dread, a quiet, drowsy sort of day, the horizon blue with haze, not a cloud in the sky or a…

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Nature Based Reading

…your students’ interest and activity. At points during the day stop at certain areas just to sit, observe and engage the world. At the end of the day, come together to discuss the things the students liked about this day and the parts of the day they didn’t really enjoy….

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Buffalo News Editorial: Battle is brewing

BY PETER ANNIN, Special to The Buffalo News In 1990, the small town of Lowell, Ind., made Great Lakes water history by proposing to divert 1 million gallons of water per day outside the Great Lakes watershed. Under the rules at the time, any water diversion proposal required the approval…