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Professor Sarah Johnson holds measuring tape at Stockton Island

Monitoring Vegetation in the Apostle Islands

Student-Faculty Research

Stockton Island is one of twenty-two Apostle Islands in Lake Superior near Northland College. The second largest island, Stockton, has many noteworthy characteristics—diverse plant life, including prolific blueberries, the highest concentration of black bears in the world, and a long stretch of “singing sand” that squeaks underfoot. At Julian Bay, the site of a long…  Read More

kayaking students

Lake Superior is the Classroom

Studying, researching & touring Lake Superior By Beth Dooley, For the Star Tribune Updated: September 5, 2014 “Everyone has a listening point somewhere. It does not have to be in the north or even close to the wilderness, but some place of quiet where the universe can be contemplated with awe.” — Sigurd F. Olson…  Read More

Three Northland College chemistry students standing in front of chalkboard.

Chem Students Recognized for Research

Transforming plastic into useful chemicals Combating pesky crustaceans and a method that could one day turn plastic into useful chemicals are two of the exciting discoveries headlining a statewide technology gathering in Eau Claire. The seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium drew more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs and students. Each year the event showcases…  Read More