M.S.- Natural Resources: Environmental Education/Interpretation (Thesis option or Non-thesis option);Extended M.S. - Natural Resources/Environmental Education for elementary and secondary teachers. This program is open to licensed, continuing teachers who wish to develop their skills and expertise in natural resources, environmental education, research, methodology, and leadership.
In the nationally recognized College of Natural Resources of UW-SP you may earn the Master of Science in Natural Resources, with an emphasis in environmental education/interpretation. This intensive master's program provides the opportunity for advanced study, research, and involvement in environmental education and natural resource-related professional activities. The UW-SP offers a hands-on, practical education taught by a large faculty dedicated to environmental education/interpretation issues at local, state, national, and international levels.
The campus also has several field stations where students can gain valuable practical experience in natural resources. The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a residential environmental education center. It covers over 300 acres of diverse landscape, including such ecological communities as coniferous and deciduous forests, ponds, and kettle lakes. It also has classrooms, dining facilities, dormitory and log cabin housing for youth and adult groups, nature trails, a challenge course, amphitheatre and a complete waterfront. The Schmeeckle Reserve is a 275-acre natural area on campus. At Schmeeckle's public visitor center, you can gain credit for practical experience in environmental education/ interpretation. Treehaven, another of UW-SPÆs field stations provides access to over 1,200 acres of diverse habitat for natural resource education and management demonstrations. Treehaven's classroom center, dining lodge, and living centers are fully winterized and host many conferences, courses, and workshops. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you may take courses on such subjects as winter ecology and wild edibles.
Each program is accredited by separate agencies.