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Loon Swimming

About Loons

…because they have difficulty walking on land. Loons prefer to nest on islands and in backwaters protected from wave action. Often, they use the same nest site each year. Nest sites are generally selected on undisturbed islands and stretches of lakeshores where native vegetation is present. They prefer to nest…

Student graduating


…Indian Student Assistance Grant Awards under the Indian Student Assistance program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree or certificate programs at colleges and universities in Wisconsin. Talent Incentive Program Grant The Talent Incentive Program (TIP)…

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

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

…The SONWAs are announced in time for the birthday of Sigurd F. Olson. Born April 4, 1899, Olson is considered one of the most influential conservationists and prominent writers in American history. His books have inspired an appreciation for nature among many generations of readers. The SONWA Committee also named…

Portrait of alums Chris and Judy Young '93 at New Moon Ski and Bike Shop.

Switching Gears

Chris and Judy Young '93

…always having meetings.” Spring and summer flew by, and winter has shown a similar story. New Moon, whose birth and evolution has followed right alongside that of the American Birkebeiner, has been a key player in Nordic skiing of the Midwest. This past year, seven weeks into ski season and…

Northland College sociology class meets at cemetery to collect data.

Sociology and Social Justice

…Environmental Humanities* Environmental Studies* Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology* Forestry* Gender and Women’s Studies Geographic Information Systems* Geology Graphic Design* History Humanities Humanity and Nature Studies Mathematical Sciences Music* Native American Studies Natural Resources Outdoor Education Philosophy* Physics* Pre-Health Care* Pre-Law* Pre-Ministry* Pre-Veterinary Medicine* Psychology Religious Studies Sociology and Social Justice…

Northland College student participates in Eco League exchange program with Alaska Pacific University.

Off-campus Learning

…in the North Woods This wilderness-based literature and writing course includes reading and writing about the north woods, a visit to Sigurd Olson’s Listening Point, backcountry service work, and fifteen days of paddling in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. Geology & Landscapes of the American Southwest A field-intensive course…