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Loon and baby on lake

Ethical Wildlife Photography

All bird photographers want that perfect shot, and sometimes they’ll go to great lengths to get it (read Audubon magazine’s feature). The problem comes when that pursuit jeopardizes the welfare and safety of the birds themselves. LoonWatch wants to make sure our contest photos are taken in an ethical way. While that might sound easy,…

Northland College Japanese exchange students share a laugh with Northland College alumnus Liz Windett


A minor in philosophy develops critical thinking skills in the evolving Western tradition and can be combined with any major.

Physics students with a scale


Physics minor coursework covers basic principles and scientific techniques of physics. It includes advanced instruction in atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, and modern physics.

Northland College student levitating using photography tricks.

Fools Photography

Adjunct Photography Professor Bob Gross had a little pre-April Fools fun in his Digital Photography classroom yesterday. Students learn about exposure settings, lighting basics, photoshop techniques, “and how to bend the rules of time and space with your mind,” he said.

Two Northland College students and dogs

Finding Home on a New Campus

Transfer Students Michaela Jurewicz and Katie Tapper

Her first year after high school graduation, Katie Tapper remained in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to complete basic college courses. She transferred to Northland College this past fall and promptly met Michaela Jurewicz, a transfer from Hope College in Michigan. Needless to say, they became fast friends. How did the two of you

photo of Newton Bobb's plant specimens

Digitizing the Past for the Future

Hours in the Herbarium

On a Thursday night in the CSE, you will likely see students pacing around a room full of plant specimens as they mutter Latin names under their breath. These BIO 328 students are studying for professor Sarah Johnson’s weekly plant identification quiz, and the specimens they are memorizing represent many of the major species found

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

Connections for Conservation

Making Connections for Conservation

April 4, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, Walt Bresette, and You In these times of rapid social and environmental change, it is especially important that we take time to consider the conservation connections in our history, and that we will need to make for the future. In the North Country we are fortunate to be heirs to the…

Infinity Card Workshop: Create Papercraft Magic

May 10, 9:30 am11:30 am

Infinity cards are the papercraft cards that keep on giving! These simple to make cards fold over…and over…and over…to create a delightful loop of folded fun. You’ll make scenes of the four seasons from drawing or paper collage to welcome the spring to the north land. When your card is finished, the cycle of the…

Scherenschnitte Workshop Papercutting

Simple Scherenschnitte Workshop: Explore Traditional Papercutting

May 9, 3:00 pm5:00 pm

Scherenschnitte is the art of papercutting. In this workshop, learn how to turn everyday paper into something more magical. Taught by Guild of American Papercutters artist Jodi Larson, you will learn about some of the traditional forms of papercutting from around the world, especially northern European traditions common in Wisconsin. You’ll get to try your…