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Sigurd Olson Articles

…the horses with the steam rising above them, the lumberjack skinner sitting astride his dangerously swaying load. I heard his wild calls as he careened around a bend, wondered what would happen should a chain break and that tremendous pile of logs break loose, saw the arrival on the level…

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COVID-19 Archive

…and transition into break housing. We will communicate more once we get closer to that point in the semester, but encourage and anticipate majority of students departing at Thanksgiving Break. We are all in this together We still want our on-campus living environment to be engaging and fun. The role…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…has come. It was all worth while and was it not for the long tiring aftermath, I would go through it regularly when life begins to drag at the traces. Here I am down at the University of Illinois striving toward my masters degree in Zoology. What an illusion I…

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Outdoor Education

…using different teaching styles. You’ll do real teaching with diverse students and audiences, break down that experience and learn from it, then do it again. You won’t come away with a folder full of canned lessons; we’ll help you find your own voice as a teachers. AREAS OF STUDY AS…

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Sigurd Olson Legacy

…into previously inaccessible areas. 1926 In September, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture ends the current canoe country conflict by allowing two major roads to be built, and by creating three wilderness areas within Superior National Forest. Meanwhile, Sigurd begins splitting his teaching duties between Ely High School and Ely Junior…