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Events

University Education in Natural Resources Conference

January 25, 2012

If you work in higher education as faculty, an administrator, student, or organizational partner, and are interested in trends in university education in the field of natural resources, this conference is for you.

While education in forestry and wildlife has typically been the focus of the UENR conference, this year we'll reach out to include all natural resource-related disciplines.March 22-24
Fort Collins Hilton (Friday)
Natural Resources Building (Saturday)

Register now for the 9th Biennial Conference of University Education in Natural Resources, hosted this year by the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.

The conference, ninth in a series, explores teaching and learning innovations and issues facing educators in natural resource fields.

What the conference fee includes

Regular registration ($275) includes:

  • Attendance at all regular sessions of the University Education in Natural Resources
  • Thursday night reception
  • All refreshment breaks
  • Two lunches
  • Friday night banquet
  • A copy of the University Education in Natural Resources 2012 program

Discounted student registration ($125) includes:

  • Attendance at all regular sessions of the University Education in Natural Resources 2012
  • Thursday night reception
  • Two lunches
  • Friday night banquet
  • A copy of the University Education in Natural Resources 2012 program

National trends, innovative teaching methods

The conference is aimed at faculty and administrators interested in national trends in curricular issues and innovative teaching methods in natural resource fields.

Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as agency and organizational partners who both receive and help design and conduct educational programs are encouraged to attend.

Extension, continuing education

While much of the focus is on strategies and practices associated with college and university classes, the conference will include techniques and programs associated with the full spectrum of Extension and continuing education audiences, ranging from K-12 students and teachers to scientists and professional resource managers. It will include practices used within universities to foster and reward good teaching and effective learning.

Student scholarships available

The National Association of University Forest Resource Programs and the Warner College of Natural Resources are pleased to offer 10 graduate student scholarships to help cover airfare, lodging and registration for attendance at the UENR conference. Scholarships will be up to $1000 and will be awarded based on the following criteria.

  • Participation in full conference.
  • Willingness to moderate a session or serve on a graduate student panel.
  • 1-2 page essay discussing the best parts of your natural resource education and how you hope to improve natural resource education in the future.

Deadline for submissions is February 9. Submissions and questions can be directed to Ethan.Billingsley@colostate.edu.


Contact: Ethan Billingsley
E-mail: ethan.billingsley@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-4994