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SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…comprehensive book on the history, nature, and science of these remarkable lakes at the heart of North America. Jerry Dennis grew up in rural northern Michigan and has earned his living since 1986 writing about the places where nature and human culture meet. His essays and short fiction have appeared…

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Northland art student


…course list. Studio Art Studio art fosters creativity and critical thinking through an understanding of the practice and history of the arts. Through this program, you will be encouraged to see how your own creative endeavors relate to other disciplines within the liberal arts. See Studio Art Emphasis course list….

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

  Northland College has announced the winning 2017 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA). The SONWA committee awarded Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field by author Heather Swan the top prize in nature writing. “Swan takes an innovative look at the wonders of honeybees and

In Wildness and Wonder

…interactions with nature promote improved cognitive functioning. And, Christopher Norment, a teacher and environmental scientist, has argued in an article for Orion Magazine that it is wonder, and especially wonder inspired by encounters with wild nature, “that sustains intellectual and artistic creativity, nourishes the most active minds, and gives rise…

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Humanity and Nature Studies

This major mixes the liberal arts with the environmental crunchiness that so many students want. With humanity and nature studies, you can craft your major from a menu of courses—from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to create a major that matches your interests. Your studies combine the cultural…

ALL SONWA books 2022

SONWA Book Awards

On Earth Day each year, Northland College announces its choices for the best in nature writing for the previous year. Three authors are selected to receive the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) for adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Established in 1991, SONWA honors the literary legacy of…