STEM Projects

Category Archives: Kids in the News

STEM Projects

The Wolverine team has been learning in a fun way through STEM projects. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. “[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the […]

Northwood Does CrossFit!

Our Residential programs had a very unique and special opportunity to experience something new and exciting – Northwood teamed up with CrossFit Duluth to bring “Tyler’s Great Adventure” to our kids!  Dale and Cory Collison (owners of CrossFit Duluth) along with dozens of volunteers, came to the West campus to provide an adventurous experience and […]

Fun Fridays

Laura MacArthur’s intensive day treatment teams, the Grizzlies and Otters, had the opportunity to try new things on one of their “Fun Fridays.” At Laura MacArthur we are consistently trying to offer opportunities for students to test their own limits, and find ways to describe both their likes and dislikes, as well as encouraging others […]

Eagles Excel in Running

This past fall, a number of students on the Eagle team participated in several community running events to promote healthy living, self-confidence, and exercise. The West campus recreation director has coordinated a number of these events and motivated a record number of our students to challenge themselves by running various distances through some of Duluth’s […]

Pancake Breakfast

Thirty-two years of hosting a pancake breakfast is a long time and a whole lot in our world has changed since 1986! New sites along with programs and services have been implemented in our continuum of care and the need to serve children and families continues to grow. One thing that has remained constant is […]

Bears in Nature

This past fall the Bear team found their natural habitat in the local parks of Duluth. Justin Bachinski, Bear staff, brought his knowledge and passion of the outdoors to the team, which opened up many interests to our students. The boys have learned the names of local trees, plants, and wildlife through nature walks and […]

Emotional Wellness Through Photography

It has been proven that creativity and art therapy are valuable tools for emotional wellness. Northwood’s creative arts photography program helps students increase their awareness of self and nature, cope with traumatic experiences, enhance cognitive ability and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art. Through photography our students find their voice, identity, creativity and gain […]

Camp is Awesome!

Relationships between students and staff are at the core of everything we do at Northwood. Many troubled children lack access to supportive adults because of disrupted family experiences and the strain on relationships caused by their own emotional and behavioral problems. Building supportive relationships is essential to positive youth development, a fact consistently affirmed in […]