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Northland student Trevor Bennin

Scientific Knowledge to Benefit Environment

Trevor Bennin

Graduated: 2015 Majors: mathematical sciences and chemistry Minors: physics and philosophy Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin A dog drank from a pothole and got sick: Why? This question posed by Professor of Chemistry Rick Dowd started Trevor Bennin and fellow chemistry students on a scientific quest. “I love the idea of using…

SONWA winners

2016 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners

Northland College announces Book Awards for Earth Day

…Midwestern Woodland, by Cornelia F. Mutel (University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa) Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness, by Michael P. Branch (Roost Books, Boulder, Colorado) Adult Notable Books The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, by Terry Tempest Williams (Farrar, Straus,…

Immerse Yourselves

…from an individual’s family and community; • a journey that often requires the individual to cross water or other thresholds; • trials and challenges that might be physical, emotional, or intellectual in nature; • and, when the individual is successful in meeting these trials, a return and reintegration with the…

Fostering the Next Generation of Stewards

physical well-being as well as their emotional health. Studies support the value of outdoor experiences in the development of the whole child. REGISTER NOW. A very large percentage of young people spend less time outside than did children of their parents’ generation. What’s more, people born after 1995 are considered…

Aerial shot of Ashland and Chequamegon Bay

Rural America: A Living Laboratory

Center for Rural Communities Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide

…Data from these surveys will be used to help implement successful management plans according to each lake’s relationship between the desired use of the lake and the physical, chemical, biological, and social processes that shape the lake’s ecosystem. The Center partnered with the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, the Concentrated…

Stroud Selected to Give Last Lecture

…take leave of his chair at that university.” Northland College’s last lecture follows the same idea: a favorite professor is asked to deliver a lecture that would provide a summary of their own life philosophy, discerned through a lifetime of scholarship and experience, as if it was the last lecture…

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

Birds and the Border Wall

…opposed any form of a physical wall. Last week we held outreach events at the Texas Butterfly Festival and at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival—two huge ecotourism draws. Festival attendees filled out over 850 Save Santa Ana postcards, which are currently en route to senate offices in DC. Our…

Northland College graduate Olivia Anderson runs tests at the Burke Center lab

Summer Ideal Time for Gaining Professional Experience

Olivia Anderson, 2018 Graduate

Major: sustainable community development with physical planning and development emphasis, and natural resources with ecological restoration emphasis Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota Future Plans: sustainable design Q. What are you up to post-graduation? A. Short-term, this summer and at least into the fall I will be working for the Mary Griggs…

Student and professor in wetland

Chasing Dragonflies for Science

Senior Joe Fitzgerald been involved in graduate level research for the last four years at Northland College, leading plankton research in Chequamegon Bay, developing a phytoplankton catalog, and studying silver carp in the in the Mississippi. The first two have earned him the name The Plankton Guy. This past summer…

Northland College alumnus Scott Canfield at the white board

Alum Inspires Students with Science

…Working with high school students for three summers has helped Canfield with his own research: further understanding the blood-brain barrier, the cellular barrier that maintains a metabolic, and physical barrier between the blood and the brain. “Observing their interest, passion, and excitement really motivates me in the lab and gives…