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Northland First in Sustainable Curriculum

…of sustainability—Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Hulings Rice Food Center, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, and Center for Rural Communities. “Behind everything we do at the College—from the courses we teach to the research and internships we provide—there’s faculty, staff, and students evaluating, re-evaluating and pushing to do even…

TWA Speakers Bureau

…and screen, and travel expenses must be covered if over sixty miles away from the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute in Ashland, Wisconsin. Payments can be made on the time of arrival. If you are interested in a virtual program, just designate this in the comments when registering. We have two…

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.


Docuseek’s Essential Collection provides streaming access to 800 video documentaries on social and environmental issues. The platform provides exclusive access to content from Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV Sincerely Films, and Terra…

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…exceptions to this policy must be cleared with the Registrar’s Office prior to the first semester of enrollment. 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* Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology* Forestry* Gender and…

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for 750 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals; 280,000 images; and 2900 full-length biographies. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, mathematics, technology and wildlife….

Robert Rue Parsonage and Ruth Lull with sons at Northland College 1980s

Embracing the North

A cross country move, thirty-three years in the making.

…approach. He recruited Craig who became and is one of the foundational board members.” Bob also did the less visible work. He inaugurated Northland’s campus master planning efforts, revamped strategic planning, and recreated the Environmental Council. During his tenure, Northland received the Renew American Award for environmental liberal arts education…

2021 SONWA recipients Ocean Soup (written by Meeg Pincus and illustrated by Lucy Semple) and Finding the Mother Tree (written by Suzanne Simard)

2021 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

Top prizes awarded to Finding the Mother Tree and Ocean Soup

Top prizes awarded to Finding the Mother Tree and Ocean Soup The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has announced the winning 2021 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA). Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest (Alfred A. Knopf) by Suzanne Simard has…

2019 SONWA Winning books, To Speak for the Trees and The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has announced the winning 2019 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA). Author Diana Beresford-Kroeger has been selected for the top prize in nature writing for her autobiographical release, To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic…