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Student holding turtle

Biology

…experience are the hallmark of the biology major. Working closely with faculty, you’ll be netting trout, tagging deer, surveying plants, as well as linking modern molecular techniques with environmental and conservation issues. You might be analyzing growth patterns of juniper bushes in the Apostle Islands or you might be identifying…

SOEI Youth Programs

Youth Outreach Programs

…Learn more Apostle Islands School Apostle Islands School is an outdoor residential program for middle schools created in 1987 as a partnership between the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. National park rangers and youth outreach staff work with Northland College students to develop a three-day residential…

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…of Wisconsin, on the south shore of Lake Superior. Adjacent to the Apostle Islands and nearly a million acres of national forest, Northland has an unparalleled living laboratory and natural playground just beyond our doors.   The Nitty-Gritty Go North A Leader In Sustainability Northland College is a private, liberal…

Northland College history professor and students

History

…understand how changes in the economy will impact your life, how gender roles affect everything from elections to work environments, and what ripple effects new technologies will have in society.We’ve helped facilitate internships with regional agencies. Our students have worked with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Wisconsin Historical Society,…

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Alumnus Karl ’04 oversees outdoor therapeutic program

Healing Through a Lense

…time between western Norway and the Apostle Islands, guiding kayaking, mountain trips, and whitewater rafting, teaching environmental education, and spending the winters as a carpenter, ski instructor, and ski patroller. In 2010, he started his job at Northwest Passage. In a New Light Northwest Passage Program Development Coordinator Ben Thwaits…

Northland College student collects data for bat research

Monitoring Bats by Sound

The Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network Employs Students for Bat Research

…Taylor Pichler was one of them. Focused on fisheries and wildlife ecology at Northland, he surveyed over twenty sites, located in corridors of bat travel like streams, creeks, trails and other clearings throughout the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. “I got to travel by boat, to go hike on an island,…

Zebra mussel

Surveying Mussels in the Apostle Islands

Discovery of First Invasives

…Lafrancois picked it up, he and the team suspected they had found the first invasive zebra mussel situated in the Apostle Islands. The University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center confirmed their finding. This discovery resulted in the first survey of the Apostle Islands mussel communities since 1991, when…

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

…wildlife would be impacted by some of the island’s characteristics … and also how human development and road networks might also influence the wildlife ecology of these systems,” Olson said. By Mary Kate McCoy, Wisconsin Public Radio RESEARCHERS HOPE LAKE SUPERIOR’S APOSTLE ISLANDS PROVIDE KEY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WILDLIFE ECOLOGY…

Chemistry student in the lab

Chemistry

…off-campus experience such as an internship or research experience for undergraduate opportunities. We have students working on original research and publishing in high level peer-reviewed journals. At Northland, we are looking for solutions to complex global problems, and chemistry provides a critical key to the answer. We believe the only…

Northland College faculty Jesse M. Caskey and Franklin C. Lane

Before the Beginning

Fifteen years before the Apostle Islands became a park, faculty and students established a field laboratory on Rocky.

Fifteen years before the Apostle Islands became a park, faculty and students established a field laboratory on Rocky. In 1955, fifteen years before the Apostle Islands became a national park, little was known about the ecology of the islands. Partial surveys had been done in the 1820s and in the…