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Northland Volleyball student athlete

Student Athlete Handbook

…whether you are a participant or a spectator, and we will use respect to set a high standard of sportsmanship. Integrity: It is important for our student-athletes to hold themselves to the same high standards of effort, attitude, and behavior in the field of play, in the classroom and in…

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…

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…

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….

Mexican gray wolf movie still

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

…than transplanted from the wild. Captive wolves were conditioned in remote, pre-release facilities and their behavior was evaluated to determine suitable candidates for release. But even the most suitable candidates would prove establishing a wild population from captive stock is not without challenges. Wolves frequently exhibited nuisance behavior for several…

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…

Northland College student in class


…– $76,000 over 4 years) Competitive scholarships awarded to applicants based on their existing academic record and test scores. These scholarships are awarded shortly after acceptance to Northland College. Sigurd Olson Eco-Visionary Scholarship $1,000 ($4,000 over 4 years) Competitive scholarships created in the spirit of Sigurd Olson’s legacy that are…

Loon airs its wings

Protect Loons

loon presence and survival. Dire though this looks, there are many action steps we can all take to help mitigate these issues such as shoreline restoration, use phosphorus-free products, watch and recreate at least 200 feet away from loons. Read on to learn more about what you can do to…