2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

Foot Waggling Loon Dad Cover of 2017 Loon Poster

A photograph of a loon dad and his chick won the hearts and minds of  judges of the 2017 Loon Appreciation Week poster photography competition. Photographer Lorna Kane-Rohloff from Glover in northern Vermont, captured the photo during a mid-afternoon rowboat ride on a nearby lake. The judges said they appreciated the educational…  Read More

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Forest Lodge Educational Campus Takes Shape

In 1999, Mary Griggs Burke conveyed her family’s Forest Lodge estate to the USDA Forest Service via the Trust for Public Lands. Situated on 872 forested acres along the southern shore of Lake Namekagon east of Cable, Wisconsin, the estate includes fifteen log buildings that…  Read More

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SONWA winners

Earth Day Books of the Year

Northland College has announced the winning 2016 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) in adult, young adult, and children’s literature. Since 1991, the SONWA has honored the literary legacy of Sigurd Olson, who attended Northland College, and is the namesake of…  Read More

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Group walking on the beach

Northland College to Host Lake Superior Youth Symposium

Northland College will host a four-day Lake Superior Youth Symposium, April 27-30, offering a dynamic menu of field experiences, programs, presentations, and entertainment. The Symposium is a biennial event—this is the 12th—open to teachers and students in grades 8-12 throughout the Lake Superior watershed——Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota,…  Read More

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wolf walking

MJS: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and most of us can remember the satisfaction of discovering the one responsible. Sherlock…  Read More

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Kids at Stockton

Better than Xbox: the Apostle Island School

Sixty middle school students participated last summer in the Northland College Apostle Island School, held on Stockton Island. The twenty-eight-year-old outdoor and environmental residential program is a partnership between the Northland College Outdoor Education Department and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore with participating middle school…  Read More

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Conf to Highlight The Power of Story

Educators of young children can inspire a lifelong appreciation for nature. For this reason, Northland College is hosting its first-ever Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference on Friday, November 4 for educators of all types—including librarians, teachers, childcare providers, parents, and college students in education-related…  Read More

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For the Love of Rivers book cover

For the Love of Rivers

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will award Kurt D. Fausch the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for his book, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Fausch is an ecologist who spent a career studying…  Read More

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Students hiking on York.

Recommitting to Our National Parks

By Mark Peterson, executive director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute One hundred years ago this month, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act that created the National Park Service — 44 years after Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, was established. Today the agency has…  Read More

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