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…might have. We’ll help you find an opportunity that fits your professional goals. Student Research Internships Experience the world. A field experience or internship is a way to gain practical, hands-on work experience in a particular field of interest. You may pursue such opportunities locally or elsewhere and may…

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Wildlife Research Lab

The number of published papers by current and former students on the bulletin board outside Erik Olson’s office has exploded in the last year. An associate professor of natural resources, Olson established a Wildlife Research Lab in the fall of 2013 for serious scholarship, inquiry, curiosity, and research. The lab…

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From the Archives: The Passing of Sigurd Olson

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director In May of 1981, Sigurd and Elizabeth Olson traveled to Northland College to participate in the dedication ceremony for the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s new building. The building was overflowing with guests that afternoon, and Sigurd and Elizabeth watched with appreciation as…

The Bad River makes one last turn through the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs on its way to Lake Superior

From the Archives: The Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership

…region. This is the twenty-third installment in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s From the Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From the Archives….

Northland College history professor and students


…Hannickel Brett Hulmer Adjunct Individual Music Lecturer Brett Hulmer Christine Hulmer Adjunct Director of the Choral & Instrumental Ensembles Christine Hulmer Alissa Hulstrand Assistant Professor of Biology Affiliated Faculty, Burke Center Alissa Hulstrand Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings Associate Director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings Andrew Jensen Associate…



…of what you want to do and who you want to be. Our general education courses integrate liberal arts with an environmental studies emphasis, preparing you to be a leader in environmental issues and in working to address societal dynamics. Experiential Learning An education at Northland involves more than just…

northern Wisconsin fall trees

From the Archives: A Voice for Wilderness

Alan Brew, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Executive Director Deeper Into the Archives A Voice for the Wilderness: Northland College Salutes Sigurd F. Olson Wilderness Horizons Conference Program Wilderness Horizons Conference Summary Report from Horizons’ Winter 2000 Issue This is the eighteenth installment in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s From the…

Stewardship flags hang in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Youth Stewardship Flags Available Through Silent Auction Until March 31

Flags Created Through a Pandemic Twist on the Apostle Islands School

…with the winners on April 4—Sigurd Olson’s birthday! Flags will be ready for pick-up once payment is received. For winners who live out of the area, we will mail your flags to you once payment is received. Thank you for supporting youth outreach programs at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute!…


Innovative solutions. We are looking for solutions to complex global problems and chemistry provides the key. As a chemistry major, you’ll go beyond learning the properties of elements, molecules, and other fundamental principles, you’ll also study advanced chemical technologies to improve our energy efficiency and reduce our environmental impact. The…

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…surveying plants, and analyzing growth patterns of juniper bushes in the Apostle Islands. In the laboratory, you’ll be linking modern molecular techniques with environmental and conservation issues, analyzing genetic material, and identifying gene expression in animals like northern turtles. Biology overlaps with many natural resource courses and is the centerpiece…