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Northland alum fish geneticist holds up fish

Ackerman Brothers Pursue Fish Biology, Genetics

…an internship for the Department of Fish and Game in Idaho. The internship taught Mike a number of things, but most importantly how to stay afloat. “Before Northland, Mike couldn’t even swim a stroke,” Barb said. “Then, he just decided to spend a whole summer snorkeling in the rivers of…

Northland College student and wolf pup

Howling with Wolves

…I would assist in daily feedings, daily educational programs where the pups would be brought into the auditorium for the public to see, as well as getting them used to the human touch and presence for medical purposes and their own comfort around people. Throughout the internship I was able…

Northland College intern and loon

Full Circle

Former LoonWatch Intern Christopher Emory describes his internship experience as “coming full circle, from learning about loons and educating the public last summer, to actually doing the hands-on field work this summer.” You may remember him for the colorful cast (broken wrist) he sported last summer. Like a banded loon,…

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,…

Northland College student Adrian Diaz in Nicaragua

Diaz Looks at Eliminating Waterborne Illness in Nicaragua

…International. Adrian Diaz, a 2016 graduate from Northland College, recently traveled to Nicaragua as part of an internship at CTI to explore out how rural communities are leading efforts to eliminate waterborne illness. Diaz visited several communities that have purchased a CTI Water Chlorinator, an inexpensive technology that uses chlorine…

Lake Superior near Madeline Island

Researchers Monitoring Wildlife On Madeline Island

RESEARCHERS HOPE LAKE SUPERIOR’S APOSTLE ISLANDS PROVIDE KEY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WILDLIFE ECOLOGY SYSTEMS

Researchers in northern Wisconsin have placed 25 trail cameras on Madeline Island to gather a better picture of the diversity of wildlife on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. “We kept looking to Madeline Island with this big question mark,” said Erik Olson, leader of the Wild Madeline research project and natural…

Outdoor Orientation

Welcome to Northland’s Outdoor Orientation. Our program is made up of an outdoor orientation (OO) experience and an on-campus orientation. All new students must participate in both the on-campus portion and an OO experience as part of First-Year Experience graduation requirement. Transfer students arriving with less than 24 credits are…

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

…love of geology and passion for teaching through Reel Island Adventures, which Goetz co-owns and operates with Scott Braden. Reel Island Adventures offers guided fishing trips, water taxi services and custom tours throughout the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. To learn more visit them online at reelislandadv.com or like…