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In Wildness and Wonder

physically safer than ever before (fewer parties, fewer car accidents, etc.) while rates of teen depression and suicide are skyrocketing. Believing that experiences of wildness and wonder can be a powerful counterforce to these trends, the Institute will focus in the coming years on creating and facilitating these experiences and…

7 Recommended Reads for World Water Day

…the political economy of limited resources anywhere. 2. Paddle-to-the-Sea, Holling C. Holling (1941) An oldie and one for children, but still one of the best resources of Great Lakes geography and the watershed education. In it, a young First Nation boy carves a toy canoe with a figure inside and…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…deer and potentially pass up trophy kills. And in 2011, Governor Scott Walker signed a law repealing the earn-a-buck, thereby barring the Department of Natural Resources from using their most effective management tool. Don Waller—a plant ecologist, a professor at UW-Madison, and an expert on high-density deer damage to forest…

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

…things I can do to help the environment,” he said. In particular, DiLillo took a sustainability community development class with Associate Professor of Physics Scott Grinnell, called Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design. “The class is centered around the benefits of green building which is exactly what I want my business…

Q & A With Robin Wall Kimmerer

…a gathering of traditional plant elders and it was a pivot point for me. In listening to them, to their holistic perspective, which was simultaneously spiritual and physical, it re-awakened the desire to embrace both of these ways of knowing. I’ve been blessed by having good teachers along my path,…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…humanity’s complex relationship with them—weaving together stories from scientists, brewers, gardeners, manufacturers, and beekeepers,” said Northland College student Erin Bergen, who serves on the SONWA selection committee. For children’s literature, the SONWA committee named author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Jessica Lanan for Out of School and Into Nature, a biography

Gary Ferguson

2014 SONWA Winners Announced

…Engle for Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal (young adult) and children’s author Phyllis Root for Plant a Pocket of Prairie for books worthy of honorary mention. Mark Peterson, executive director at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute that oversees the awards, hopes the SONWA serves as an…

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…

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…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

…to ever be repeated anywhere else in my life.” In addition to Broadway, Fitzgibbon worked at the Institute of Physical Medicine, and was the director of information for the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, he sang as a paid member of a quartet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church…