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Northland College student Isa Meyer works with a display in the Native American Museum

Combining Forestry and Native American Studies

Isa Meyer grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, but her family spends a week every summer in northern Wisconsin. When she started her search for colleges, she knew two things: she wanted to study forestry and she wanted to stay in Wisconsin. She discovered Northland College during family day trips to…

Film class and wild rice parching

Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

…College students to create a thirty-minute documentary, called “From Wisconsin with Love,” celebrating the Lake Superior region’s bountiful harvest, including wild rice, and traditional life ways. The documentary will portray all aspects of the harvest season including the spiritual, economic, physical and legal aspects, while incorporating the flavor and faces…

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

The dramatic shifts in weather in northern Wisconsin and around Lake Superior have inspired more than one career at Northland College. Wayne Feltz ’91 studied earth science at Northland College then went onto earn an MS in atmospheric science in 1994 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as…

Local Food Important to Northern Wisconsin Residents

The majority of households in northern Wisconsin get their food from a diversity of sources and purchase food directly from farmers, according to the most recent Northland College Public Opinion Poll. “The results show a northern culture of supporting local farms, sharing, producing, and gathering food—and an overwhelming 89.6 percent…

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Happy Birthday, Earth Day!

…why Wisconsin, with its proud conservation tradition, proposes a budget that guts its DNR science programs, eliminates most environmental education positions, freezes land stewardship acquisitions and requires state parks to be self-supporting. In his speech on the eve of that first Earth Day at the University of Wisconsin in Madison,…

Ojibwe Coloring Books

Northland Grad Pens, Illustrates Ojibwe Coloring Books

WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions

…www.wisconsinhistory.org/shop WHSP Publishes Ojibwe Traditions This winter, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published its first children’s coloring book series, Ojibwe Traditions. The four books in the series contain pictures to color, stories, vocabulary, and often also include activities like word scrambles and mazes, to help kids learn more about Wisconsin’s…

student in cafeteria

International Application Process

We strongly believe in the value of an internationally diverse learning environment. Our environmental focus, safe campus community, and hands-on education has drawn students from all over the world to study here, in Ashland, Wisconsin. We have been recognized as a leader in environmental education by the Princeton Review, the…

Love Yourself and the Planet this Valentine’s Day!

February 10, 2022, 4:00 pm6:00 pm

DIY lavender and rose scented body scrub and/or make a recycled-paper flower with the Eco Reps! The Eco Reps will have all the ingredients for your sustainably sweet self-love routine! Bring your own container for your handmade body scrub.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…(as if a college education, and lifelong love and support were not enough). But what I want to think of today, are not the gifts that the world brings to you, but the gifts you bring to the world. In Anishinaabe traditions, the direction of gift giving on a day…

For the Love of Rivers book cover

For the Love of Rivers

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will award Kurt D. Fausch the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for his book, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Fausch is an ecologist who spent a career studying how fish make a living…