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2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

Loon Ranger Training Workshop [In Person]

May 5, 2:00 pm4:30 pm

LoonWatch is hosting two training workshops (one in person and one virtual) for Loon Rangers. These training workshops will include in-person and virtual classroom presentations on loon behavior, ecology and habitat, what you can do to protect loons, and instructions for the participating in the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program. Advanced…

Loon Awareness Week Poster photo by D. Peters

Loon Ranger Training Workshop [Virtual]

May 11, 1:00 pm3:30 pm

LoonWatch is hosting two training workshops (one in person and one virtual) for Loon Rangers. These training workshops will include in-person and virtual classroom presentations on loon behavior, ecology and habitat, what you can do to protect loons, and instructions for the participating in the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program. Advanced…

2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

Loon Ranger Training Workshop [In Person]

May 7, 2023, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

LoonWatch is hosting two training workshops (one in person and one virtual) for Loon Rangers. These training workshops will include in-person and virtual classroom presentations on loon behavior, ecology and habitat, what you can do to protect loons, and instructions for the participating in the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program. Advanced…

Loon Awareness Week Poster photo by D. Peters

Loon Ranger Training Workshop [Virtual]

May 13, 2023, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

LoonWatch is hosting two training workshops (one in person and one virtual) for Loon Rangers. These training workshops will include in-person and virtual classroom presentations on loon behavior, ecology and habitat, what you can do to protect loons, and instructions for the participating in the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program. Advanced…

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

Environmental Education

The field and practice of environmental education refers to both formal and non-formal efforts to teach about how natural environments function, how human behaviors shape and influence those natural functions, and how we can change our behaviors in order to sustain a healthy environment for the future of all living…

Northland College student in class

Humanity and Nature Studies

…professional studies in fields such as environmental law and environmental humanities, the Peace Corps, or for a variety of environmentally focused careers in business, education (“green teaching” before and afterschool programs), government, industry, advertising, public policy, community planning, nature therapy, or the non-profit sector. Students majoring in humanity and nature…

Chemistry student in the lab

Lab Services

The Applied Research and Environmental Laboratory (ARELab) is an analytical laboratory that supports applied environmental research and provides service to citizens and natural resource professionals throughout the region. Students work with faculty and staff to analyze a range of environmental samples that describe water quality, soil nutrients, and foodweb processes….

wolf track in the sand

Students Howl with Wolves

…northern Wisconsin to experience the “primitive and unchanged” landscape Sigurd Olson talks about in The Singing Wilderness. “I can talk all day about wolves and will never have the impact taking students out has,” Olson said. “Hearing a wolf howl changes lives.” The following is one story from one student—Bijit…

Northland College alum Dan Norris at the Bridgeton Landfill site in St. Louis

Monitoring Atomic City

Environmental Specialist Dan Norris '05 on Bridgeton Landfill

…as someone who evaluated the site, lived in the community, and is publically critical of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Missouri for not aggressively addressing this environmental hazard. Norris left the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is now with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality…

Northland College alum Roxanne Johnson at work at Blue Green Alliance

Uniting Labor and Environment

Roxanne Johnson '03 on the BlueGreen Alliance

Roxanne Johnson ‘03 is a senior research analyst at the BlueGreen Alliance, an organization working to unite labor unions and environmental organizations. At Northland, she majored in mathematics and environmental studies with an emphasis in natural sciences and later completed a master’s degree in science, technology, and environmental policy at…