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Dr. Patz.

Patz to report on Paris Climate Change Conference

…Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This event, cosponsored by the Chequamegon Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is free and open to the public. “I am confident that we are finally grappling with the challenge of climate change in a serious way, especially…

Student at city hall meeting

Water Collaborative Connects Communities

…Kellie Pederson, Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Lake Superior Project Coordinator, National Marine Sanctuary Research in the Chequamegon Bay: • Steve Galarnue, Director of the Great Lakes Department of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources • Jay Glase, National Parks Service • Randy Lehr, Codirector of the Northland College…

Mary Trettin and Mike Miller, Northland College

President Miller Announces Retirement

…student educational experience. He expanded the athletic program, adding women’s hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, and constructing a new stadium. “Together as a campus community, we have raised the quality, stature, and reputation of the College, and deepened its commitment to the environmental mission,” Miller said…

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From the Archives: Restoring Northern Forests

…Forest Restoration Proceedings This is the nineteenth installment in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s From the Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From…

Student in front of computers in graphic design lab.

Graphic Design Emphasis

…about the subject and about the issues,” Terry said. This also connects graphic design students with the Northland College environmental mission. “Art fulfills the role of communicating the complex ideas — of moving science out of the lab and into the world,” Terry said. Northland College junior Timothy Cline said…

Forest Lodge Woods

Mamie Parker: On Fishing Not Kissing

…yet to come. And so as I have mornings where I don’t want to get up and keep moving, as I have had days when I cried because I thought about the fact that I’d lost her, I live through her dreams of continuing to support and protect environmental resources….

From the Archives: Promoting Nature-focused Literature for Children

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director Deeper Into the Archives 2004 Press Release Announcing Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature 2005 Call for Submissions to the New Children’s Category Article about the Institute’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference From a 2016 issue of the…

Winning books in grass

SONWA 2015 Winners

Rivers, Water, and a North Woods Girl

…their field trips through the seasons. Since 1991, the SONWA has honored the literary legacy of Sigurd Olson, who attended Northland College and is the namesake of the College’s environmental institute, by recognizing and encouraging contemporary writers who seek to carry on his tradition of nature writing. The winners will…

Northland College alum in bee helmet

Wustner Brings Beekeeping to Larger Audience

Jacob Wustner ’08, who majored in environmental studies at Northland, is taking his natural, organic beekeeping skills to a larger audience, teaching a popular online beekeeping course through Organic Life Guru. In Bee Keeping 101: Organic, Natural, Traditional, Wustner instructs on topics ranging from honey bee biology to caring for…

Peter Annin, Great Lakes Water Wars, Lake Superior

Annin Book Tour Scheduled

The Great Lakes Water Wars Second Edition

…“President Bush signed the Great Lakes Compact in 2008 to protect this internationally significant resource as we enter a period of increasing global water tension,” Annin said. “The book is designed to help policymakers, advocates, industry, and the public understand one of the most complex and emotional environmental issues involving…