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Forest Lodge Woods

Forest Lodge Tour

July 28, 2021, 9:00 am11:00 am

…for two hours, walking less than a mile over uneven terrain, rain or shine. Meet the Northland College guide at the Forest Lodge Nature Trail parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Registration required. The cost is $10 per person. No refunds. Limit: 15 participants Physical distancing and masking will be practiced….

northern Wisconsin fall trees

Forest Play

October 7, 9:00 am12:00 pm

…continual development of the values of kindness, creativity, curiosity, and stewardship, as well as the physical development of fine and gross motor skills. Consistent outdoor time also helps support your child’s overall health and well-being. Daily Rhythm 9:00 a.m. Arrival, Exploration, and Play 9:15 a.m Welcome Circle 9:25 a.m. Wander,…

Drawing Wolves with Artist Sarah Nelson

October 19, 2021, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

…Though we won’t be conducting research, we will be learning how to look at wolves in new ways, understanding their physical being in a fresh light so that we can start to understand them better. In this class, you will learn how to draw a wolf from scratch and to…

Forest Lodge Great Hall

Lodge-based Outdoor Adventure Sampler

August 22August 25

…spend the evenings enjoying home-cooked meals, chilling with new friends, and taking advantage of all the amenities of the modern lodge. Then head out into the surrounding north woods each day to try out local canoeing, swimming, biking, or hiking opportunities! Maximum # Participants: 10 Trip Physical Exertion Rating: Mild…

Disappearing Earth

Climate Change Teach-in

March 30, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

…Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Development Dr. Thomas Mackey, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Education Dr. Kevin Schanning, Professor of Sociology Dr. Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor of Natural Resources Dr. Scott Grinnell, Professor of Physics Julia Waggoner, Library Director Catherine McComas Bussa, Climate Justice Major and 2020 Student Sustainability Director  …

Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

…development loans for environmental projects throughout Latin America. In addition to her research and consulting work, she’s discovering new ways to empower women, while recapturing the physicality that brought her so much joy in her twenties. She returned to raft guiding last summer after having been away from it for…

Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has been a part of the Northland College student experience for the last forty-six years—from speakers, conferences, and campus events in the physical building to research and internships with one of the many outreach programs. Sigurd’s wife, Elizabeth, contributed $50,000 to the Sigurd F. Olson…

Northland Collge graduate Anthony Procik

Social Change and Nonprofit Work

Profile: Anthony Procik Graduation: 2015 Major: mathematical science Minors: physics and environmental law and policy Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois For Anthony Procik, every class and experience at Northland College was literally life changing. During his time at Northland, Procik’s dreams about his future fluctuated with each new interest he uncovered. But…


Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…program design and execution—from gardening to canoeing to nature photography. Northwest Passage is a northern Wisconsin residential mental health treatment program for youth ages twelve-to-seventeen. The organization offers a diverse set of programs and comprehensive treatment led by a full team of professionals from direct care counselors to pediatric neuropsychologists….

Students working on handcycle

Students Help Ready Cycle for Six-Year-Old

…“Adaptive Bike Team.” The team struck gold at the start when Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Duluth donated an older, adult-sized handcycle. The team then met with the physical and occupational therapists from Roy’s school to figure out what kind of modifications would have to be made in order to…