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SONWA winning books

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Nature Books for Adults and Children

the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest, Diana Beresford-Kroeger (Random House Canada, 2019) A fascinating autobiographical journey that highlights ancient Celtic wisdom, North American indigenous ecological knowledge and scientific research about the important role trees and other plants play in human…

Immerse Yourselves

…can purchase—you cannot just fill in your billing information and then check out. Instead, learning is a journey of discovery. Your faculty members and peers will accompany you on this journey; they’ll help you determine which directions you might go and what paths to take, but they won’t carry you…

student in cafeteria

International Application Process

…EcoLeague, and more. Your personal education journey would include experience with faculty members in your field getting to know you, your passions and your goals. Why Northland? Northland’s commitment to environmental education has been noticed around the United States by some of the most prestigious college reviews. In the last…

Kids reading outdoors

Nature Based Reading

…What does home mean for you? What outside spaces are included in your home? Who is included in your home? Take some time to write, draw or share stories with a friend about the journey’s you have taken to get to your home and any journeys that you have had…

Robin Wall Kimmerer at commencement

“We can’t just change light bulbs, we have to change hearts”

…motivating and pushing them. She talked about how the pursuit of happiness is a common goal that unites all of humankind. “It is important to remember that happiness is not a destination, it’s a journey,” Muise said. “Not a simple one, nor a quick one, but an adventure that will…

Northland College student plays golf.

Gilligan Personifies "Student-Athlete"

…prepared her to embark on her next journey—working to land a research position focused on fisheries management in graduate school. Her search for the right program could take her to a variety of places for the right position including Florida, California or Alaska. No matter where Gilligan ends up for…

Portrait of Northland College student Travis Sherlin

Travis Sherlin: Healthy Addiction for Exploration

Majoring in sustainable community development Grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee Keeps busy with school, bartending, rock climbing, and making big plans for the future Travis Sherlin entered Northland College as a freshman with a healthy addiction for exploration and a strong vision for his own educational journey. He spent several…

Northland College Food Systems Manager Todd Rothe

Todd Rothe ’10 Says Farmers Need a Plan

…task is tracking your numbers—knowing where you are gaining and losing financially. A business plan forces you to map everything out, from identifying market potential to planning crops, to profit margins. It serves as the map for your journey to build a new business enterprise. I wrote a business plan…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

…divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2010). In 2017, Yates assisted with the coordination of the River of Life: Connecticut River Pilgrimage, a forty-day spiritual journey from the headwaters in Canada to the Long Island Sound. The pilgrimage was focused on the connection between faith, creation, and political issues, all…

Northland College graduate Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp standing in a California vineyard where he directs sustainability.

From Grape to Glass

Making Wine Country More Sustainable

…that both taught me so much but also empowered me to realize how much impact you can have with a few simple actions. Read more about Aaron’s journey to a career in sustainability at Sustainable Career Pathways. Julie Buckles Making Wine Country More Sustainable Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp ’05 has helped twenty-plus…