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Northland student stands in Lake Superior

Kert's Most Awesome Weekend Adventures

…Bay The Northland College Outpost has sea kayaking gear available all summer and I relied on them for my water-based adventures. I paddled fourteen miles out into the Apostle Islands then to Castle Rock and Honeymoon Island. I kayaked local waterways in the region including Fish Creek, Whittlesey Creek, Bono…

Northland College Professor Tom Fitz holds up a slide containing asbestos.


…remarkable history of the Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the Earth is continually undergoing. Northland’s geology program gives you a thorough understanding of how the physical earth—its minerals, rocks, soils, water, landscapes—form the foundation on which all ecosystems exist….

This is how we do natural resources. Woman with fish.

Natural Resources

…to do the coolest stuff—from mitigating ecological impacts of climate change in Antarctica to managing fires out west to studying sharks in South Africa, and everything in between. Areas of study as an emphasis: Ecological Restoration With ecological restoration you get a rock-solid foundation in the synthesis of geology and…

Northland College alum Carl Sacks looks at GIS with students

Mapping for a Better World

Created "The Black Snake in Sioux Country" Map

…“something like twenty 1:100,000-scale USGS maps” and plastered a whole wall of the office in Mead Hall with a mosaic that showed the Gunflint Trail to Pictured Rocks. Sack earned a degree in teacher education, moved to Superior in 2006, and subbed in high schools for five years. Meanwhile, he…

Film class and wild rice parching

Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

students to show shorts at film festival As an educator, filmmaker and member of the Six Nations Mohawk tribe Northland College’s 2015 William P. Van Evera lecturer-in-residence Paulette Moore is eager to bring her relationship to the Great Lakes full circle. She’s planning to do this by collaborating with Northland…

Northland College professor Brian Tochterman

Why Donald Trump (wrongly) thinks Chicago resembles a war-torn country


…“Death Wish” was the New York City crime film par excellence, depicting a city overrun by a criminal underclass striking at random and with unprecedented violence. The film captured the depth of the urban crisis that New York City faced in the 1970s — a time also marked by Donald…

More Than a Word Documentary Screening

November 29, 2023, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Join Northland College’s Indigenous Cultures Center, Center for Rural Communities, and business program for a viewing of the documentary More Than a Word. The documentary tells the story of grassroots movements to eliminate Native American-based mascots in all levels of play and competition. It focuses on the history of the…

Portrait of Northland College student Travis Sherlin

Travis Sherlin: Healthy Addiction for Exploration

Majoring in sustainable community development Grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee Keeps busy with school, bartending, rock climbing, and making big plans for the future Travis Sherlin entered Northland College as a freshman with a healthy addiction for exploration and a strong vision for his own educational journey. He spent several…

Northland College Nordic Skiing

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Annually the Brother Bear Fund supports the entry fee for two Northland College students (one male and one female) to ski the American Birkebeiner 50K Skate or 55K Classic ski races. The fund also provides each student a $50 stipend prior to the race for expenses. We have selected recipients…