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Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…national parks, and state capitols. The program evolved with a strong connection to, and support from, the National Park Service, and the team began using the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway as their studio. Under the Surface Dr. Toben Lafrancois, adjunct assistant professor of natural resources and philosophy at Northland…

Pebble beach

Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

…the most unique living laboratories for climate change research.” Lehr will be joined by colleagues: Tom Fitz, associate professor of geoscience, Toben Lafrancois, adjunct assistant professor of natural resources and philosophy, and Luke Van Roekel, assistant professor of atmospheric science. These researchers are learning surprising things. One is that the…

Scuba divers on boat

WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

…lakes and rivers, and learn through exploration, and then document that learning through photography,” said Karl. “It really is a combination of science education, art education and opportunity for the kids to have a therapeutic experience in the water.” That’s the most fun part of the project for Toben Lafrancois,…

Zebra mussel

Surveying Mussels in the Apostle Islands

Discovery of First Invasives

By Kyle Antholt ’19 Discovery of First Invasives https://youtu.be/V18gAr6ON-w Research Associate Dr. Toben Lafrancois was shooting underwater photographs during a National Park Service resource inspection near Sand Island on Lake Superior in the summer of 2015 when the team noticed something attached to the bottom of a sunken steamboat. As…

apostle Island Devils Caves

Apostle Islands Stewardship Symposium

…Apostle Islands NL Resiliency and Vulnerability of Apostle Islands Coastal Wetlands Sarah Johnson and Matt Cooper, Northland College Through the Eyes of 4th Graders Steve Ballou, Apostle Islands NL Under the Surface and Zaaga’igan Ma’iinganag (Lakewolves) Toben Lafrancois, Northland College and Northwest Passage Ltd. and Ian Karl, Northwest Passage Ltd….