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Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

…you’ve got to see that you keep the flame alive. … The whole world depends upon you.” The heroes of the past are with us in the shadows. Their hopes are penned in the words of the Wilderness Act itself. They understood that wilderness enriches our civilization. They might be…

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Sustainable Community Development

…acquire additional skills, and gain work and research experience through volunteering, internships, study-abroad opportunities, and employment in the Center for Rural Communities. The SCD major’s disciplinary range makes it attractive to employers in a variety of sectors. Past graduates have found immediate employment in governmental services, environmental consulting, urban and…

Northland College alum Kinsey Neal standing in Lake Superior

Be Bold, Be Radical, Be Respectful

Kinsey Neal '18 on Leadership and Pushing for Change

…meaningful way. When difficult decisions have to be made, it’s easy to be confident when coming from a place of caring. As an SCD major, community means a lot to me and kindness is the foundation. Q. What lessons have you learned along the way? A. Be bold, be radical,…

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Conf to Highlight The Power of Story

…remember, they’re going to be motivated, and they’re going to become caring people.” Conference activities focus on practical ways for educators to integrate environmental ideas through reading and language arts. Activities will also help educators meet state common core standards. Registration is required. The cost is $85. Registration is closed….

NIck Smith at booth at Loon Days

My LoonWatch Internship

By Nicholas G. Smith Last winter I applied for the LoonWatch internship at the SOEI. I saw this as an opportunity to learn ways to bring wildlife science together with a large caring community for the betterment of this beautiful bird. The job description entailed becoming proficient in loon ecology,…

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Northland College to Host Lake Superior Youth Symposium

…of the Burke Center and author of the Great Lakes Water Wars, delving into the long history of political maneuvers and water diversion schemes that have proposed sending Great Lakes water everywhere from Akron to Arizona. Through the prism of the past, his talk analyzes the future of Great Lakes…

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Colleges of Distinction Recognizes Northland Educator Preparation Program

The students and faculty of the Northland College Educator Preparation Program have been nationally recognized by the Colleges of Distinction, an organization that connects students to colleges and programs. “We find it critical for future educators to be experienced practitioners with a keen understanding of different perspectives,” the Colleges of…

Four Northland College students sit in a boat with survey equipment

The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills

Students Survey Fish Populations

…and improving the health of the lakes into the future. Mader approaches her first fykenet—a bag-shaped net, held open by hoops, used in aquatic research— of the day. Her three-person crew of Burke Center student researchers is pointing and looking at a bald eagle perched atop a white pine, its…

Student looking through geology loop

A Future in Geologic Time

…it is difficult to know what she will want from life in the next few years, but she’s excited for the journey. “Ready to take what I have learned here and apply it elsewhere. I don’t know what the future has in store for me,” Annie said. “I just hope…

Gary Ferguson

Wolf Awareness Week Focuses on Yellowstone Wolves

…Environmental Institute magazine that although many of the issues in Yellowstone have been addressed, challenges for wolves remain. “Telling their story will be a big part of future scientific endeavors,” he wrote. Ferguson will speak about expanding the modern conservation movement—an undertaking Ferguson says could benefit greatly from something he…