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…surveying plants, and analyzing growth patterns of juniper bushes in the Apostle Islands. In the laboratory, you’ll be linking modern molecular techniques with environmental and conservation issues, analyzing genetic material, and identifying gene expression in animals like northern turtles. Biology overlaps with many natural resource courses and is the centerpiece…

Northland College Math Class


…Scott Grinnell Professor of Physics Scott Grinnell Andrew Jensen Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Jensen Young Kim Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Young Kim Art Biology Business Administration Business Management* Chemistry Climate Change Studies* Climate Science Directed Studies Ecological Restoration* Education Engineering English Environmental Education* Environmental Humanities* Environmental Studies*…

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Campus Gardens

…whoever desired to grow. This garden flourished; bringing people together in a community space with an atmosphere that can only be grown in a garden. At some point, the name of Mino Aki (“Good Earth”) was adopted over Sunshine Garden and reflects the commitment to environmental stewardship. In 2006, with…



…of what you want to do and who you want to be. Our general education courses integrate liberal arts with an environmental studies emphasis, preparing you to be a leader in environmental issues and in working to address societal dynamics. Experiential Learning An education at Northland involves more than just…

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Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

…river.” Jayden Janusiak is a rising Northland College sophomore from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is planning to major in Natural Resources with an Ecological Restoration Emphasis. It’s his hope this will set him up to continue on for a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering down the line. This is Jayden’s…

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About Northland

…Shepherd ’00, Trustee John Stollenwerk, Trustee Judy Titcomb, Trustee Dave Ullrich, Trustee Jim Williamson ’59, Trustee Name(Required) First Last Email(Required) City State ZIP What would you like to land in your inbox?(Required) News About Northland Alumni News Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute—Youth Programs Timber Wolf Alliance Mary…

Northland College students studied abroad in Iceland. In this photo they are hiking.

Study Abroad

…College partner and a nonprofit educational organization inspiring students to bring creative, systemic solutions and environmental stewardship to your life and leadership positions through their Sustainability Through Community program. You live with host families and/or in lodging run by community partners and have classes, lectures, field experiences, and service-learning opportunities…

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From the Archives: A Musical Tribute to Sigurd Olson

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director The back cover of the Fall 1983 issue of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s newsletter Horizons features a black-and-white image of a record album titled Solitary Shores by Douglas Wood. Accompanying text states that the album was produced by the Institute and…

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High School Summer Handbook

…more. The following handbook includes details and policies of the program. Please read the entire handbook and have your parent or guardian read it as well. Programs are run by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College. High School Summer Programs Handbook The fun awaits. Plan to arrive at…

A to Z Maps Online

Database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, and country. Included in the 145,000+ maps are: political, physical, population, precipitation, and other thematic maps. In addition, there are bathymetric and fishing maps, climate change, earthquake, environmental, GIS data, NASA, and weather maps, among others.