Hands On Experience
Student Groups and Activities
Our students are actively involved in a number of student groups, clubs and activities. Because of our program’s multi-discipline framework, students get involved in collaborating natural resource student organizations which participate in community service projects and networking events. A few examples include the Society of American Foresters, the Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Environmental Science Club which is actively involved in the University’s Sustainability Center and many more.
Ecology and Conservation Biology Club
In addition, about one-quarter of ecology and conservation biology students are also involved in the Ecology and Conservation Biology Club. This dedicated group coordinates community service projects, supports guest speakers, and orchestrates service learning opportunities that tackle local ecological and conservation issues.
For example, the club was recently working to adopt Cougar Bay, a preserve located just south of near-by Coeur d'Alene, ID. The 88-acre Cougar Bay Preserve includes a wildlife nursery, walking trails and educational exhibits. Members of the Ecology and Conservation Biology Club are hoping to make a difference by collecting reliable geographic data of the area.
Additional student clubs and opportunities, include:
- Ecology and Conservation Biology Club
- Range Club/ Society for Range Management
- Student Organization for the People and the Environment (SOPE)