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A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

Pebble beach

Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

…the most unique living laboratories for climate change research.” Lehr will be joined by colleagues: Tom Fitz, associate professor of geoscience, Toben Lafrancois, adjunct assistant professor of natural resources and philosophy, and Luke Van Roekel, assistant professor of atmospheric science. These researchers are learning surprising things. One is that the…

Visiting lecturer Brendan Baylor in his studio

Artist takes fresh look at historical clearcut

…He transferred the original image onto thirty-two panels, each measuring one by one foot, to create a woodcut print grid of four by eight panels. The main thing that slowed his work, was human limitation: he could only physically cut about one block a day without risking hand cramps and…

Students Seek Citizen Help for Gray Fox Research

…friend or neighbor seeing one. Researchers are particularly interested in the following observational details: A physical description of the fox observed, or a photograph if available; A description of the observation itself, including the time and date of the encounter; Location of the observation: describe the location in clear detail…

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

…Professor of Sustainable Regional Development at Northland College in Ashland. He explained that precipitation estimates for the Bayfield Peninsula developed decades ago are inaccurate because they don’t take into account the unique local weather situation caused by geography and Lake Superior. “As we’ve learned more about how weather patterns set…

Paulette Moore with her camera

Free Speech TV Premieres Moore’s Doc

…Wisconsin with Love. This film focuses on the spiritual, economic, physical, and legal aspects of the act of harvest from the perspective of Ojibwe prophecy and practice. “Indigenous world view and action are focused on relationship and responsibility to each other, to the land and the water. When we consider…

kayaking students

Lake Superior is the Classroom

…dynamic this lake is and, like our bodies, how it constantly changes. It can seem angry or peaceful as though it has different moods. Its topography changes dramatically as we traveled to different ports. Yet it connects us all through its astounding beauty, and the chance to play and work…

Fostering the Next Generation of Stewards

physical well-being as well as their emotional health. Studies support the value of outdoor experiences in the development of the whole child. REGISTER NOW. A very large percentage of young people spend less time outside than did children of their parents’ generation. What’s more, people born after 1995 are considered…