Tag Archives: CNR

Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in April

Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa, is predicted to run out of its water reserves by mid-April of this year. The reason for the water crisis seems to be three years of severe droughts, as well as unsustainable water use by the city’s rapidly growing population. Cape Town’s attempt for water conservation proved to be ineffective, with only ... Read More »

Iceland Discontinued from European Environmental Studies Seminar

The European Environmental Studies Seminar will be cutting Iceland out of their program next year. The European Environmental Seminar, which is an option for the required summer field experience for College of Natural Resource students, is divided into equal amounts of learning time between selected countries. As noted on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point international programs website, this course gives students ... Read More »

Katie Youngberg Joins CNR Advising Program

This semester, the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed a new face to their advising team. Katie Youngberg, a UWSP alumna, recently became an advisor for the CNR, where she has begun to help students on the path to achieving their academic and career goals. Youngberg is a recent graduate of the wildlife ecology program ... Read More »

“Searching for Sustainability” Documentary Premier

“Searching for Sustainability” is a documentary which addresses the consequences of food production which will be shown on campus on Nov. 6. This documentary explores relationships between people and resources and provides stories from Wisconsin farmers on this topic. Valerie Dantoin is the creator and producer of the documentary. The director is Dan Bertalan. Dantoin said, “The generation of millennials ... Read More »

CNR Dean Joins the Conservation Hall of Fame

Wisconsin’s Conservation Hall of Fame will be adding a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point family this April. Christine Thomas, dean of the College of Natural Resources, will be inducted to the Conservation Hall of Fame along with Hugh Iltis and Milly Zantow. Thomas’s induction is attributed to her hard work in natural resources by not only serving as ... Read More »

Natural Resources Career Fair Provides Great Employment Opportunities

The College of Natural Resources held its annual Career Fair on Feb. 11 in the Laird Room. The fair assists students in their search for summer internships and provides opportunities for those hoping to start a career after graduation with a full-time job. In addition,  there are also networking opportunities with a wide variety of organizations. Nick Solewski, junior water ... Read More »

Kenya Believe it? New Summer Field Experience for CNR Majors

As of this year, the College of Natural Resources (CNR) is offering a trip to Kenya which fulfills the required summer field experience for all CNR majors. Previously, the CNR required students to fulfil a summer session in natural resources by attending either Treehaven in Tomahawk Wisconsin, or by going abroad to Germany, Iceland, and Poland to study European resource ... Read More »

New Technology Implemented during CNR’s Field Techniques Program

Data collection and navigation apps for tablets and smart phones are now being used in natural resources classes at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The apps are used in forestry, soils and wildlife classes for recording information, sharing data and maneuvering in the field and were tested last winter and incorporated into the College of Natural Resources’ Field Techniques. Kevin Burns, ... Read More »

Forestry Students Prepare for Basic Skills Exam

Forestry students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are preparing for Basic Forestry Skills Review and Testing, which will take place at 8 a.m. on April 25. Offered once a semester, students must pass sophomore, junior and senior levels of the exam in sequence before graduation. The exam covers material from core courses and is designed to prepare and evaluate students ... Read More »

CNR Summer Field Experience Offered on Campus

Students in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point will have the option to complete required summer field techniques in natural resources on campus during summer 2015. The six-week field camp is an integral part of the college and is one reason it ranks among the best in the country. The coursework is designed to ... Read More »