Student Naturalists

St. Olaf is lucky to have an extensive and diverse natural lands: 90 acres of restored forest, 150 acres of native tall grass prairie, and 15 restored wetlands. This land provides space for research, recreation, and adds aesthetic value. As student naturalists, we hope to enhance the Northfield community’s knowledge of the natural lands. We offer tours, continue restoration, and conduct ecosystem research.

Look for these activities…

Weekly phenology walks
Photo contests
Buckthorn pulls
Tree plantings
Prairie burns

you are interested in learning more about the natural lands contact the student naturalists Roz Anderson (, Kirsten Maier (, Emma Cornwell (, and Andrew Kaul ( or check out the natural lands website. For updates on events and news on the natural lands visit our Facebook page