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Spring Forest Play at Mt. Ashwabay

March 20, 10:00 am12:00 pm

…We provide a daily rhythm (see below) with ample room for freedom and exploration. This framework supports your child in continual development of the values of kindness, creativity, curiosity, and stewardship, as well as the physical development of fine and gross motor skills. The consistent outdoor time also helps support…

winter landscape

Winter Forest Play—Friday Six-week Session

February 3, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm

…values of kindness, creativity, curiosity and stewardship, as well as the physical development of fine and gross motor skills. The consistent outdoor time also helps support your child’s overall health and well-being. Program Details SOEI Youth Program staff Katherine Jenkins, Clair Emmons and Annalee Mott will be the Forest Play…

Spring Forest Play

March 15, 10:00 am12:00 pm

…exploration. This framework supports your child in continual development of the values of kindness, creativity, curiosity, and stewardship, as well as the physical development of fine and gross motor skills. The consistent outdoor time also helps support your child’s overall health and well-being. Program Details SOEI Youth Programs Coordinator Clair…

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…

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…

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…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…by communal wolf howls; the inevitability of losing our children to their own lives; and many more. Moore is the distinguished professor of philosophy at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she teaches environmental ethics, philosophy of nature, and a variety of courses for OSU’s new MA in Environmental Leadership….

Northland College professor Brian Tochterman's book, The Dying City

The Cultural Origins of the Urban Crisis

An Interview with Brian L. Tochterman

…Minnesota, one on the “urban crisis” and another on cold war culture, taught by Professors Kevin P. Murphy and Elaine Tyler May respectively. I arrived intending to study early twentieth-century urban development, but the course material really got me excited about the post-World War II period. May’s Homeward Bound made…

Northland College alum Shannon Franks

Using Science to Monitor Earth’s Changes

Shannon Franks '01, NASA Senior Scientist

…Goddard Space Flight Center is, after all, the largest congregation of land remote sensing scientists in the world. I am still at NASA working with the same folks that gave me the opportunity so long ago. With a graduate degree in geography and more focused experience in global forest cover…

Travis Proctor

Fake News, Forgeries, & Frauds

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Travis Proctor's New Course

…the contemporary challenges arising with “fake news.” Do you have a favorite historical forgery or fraud? My favorite historical case of a forgery has to do with Galen, the famous 2nd-century Roman physician. One day, Galen was walking by a book stall where two men were having an argument about…