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Master of Natural Resources

Would you like to earn a master’s degree in order to advance professionally and gain valuable experience, all within a 12 month period?

The Master of Natural Resources is the degree for you!

The Master of Natural Resources degree is tailored for professionals advancing in the fields of environmental education and science communication. This degree offers coursework in the theory and practice of place-based education, fundamentals of place-based ecology, and science communication and the environment, providing a launching pad to careers in teaching, outdoor education, science communication in museums or nature centers, natural resources and many more. In addition to coursework, students will gain 13 weeks of mentored outdoor, STEM teaching experience for K12 students. Coursework, practical teaching experience, a summer internship and a capstone project portfolio combine to complete the master’s degree requirements as well as a graduate certificate in environmental education and science communication. All student work occurs under the guidance of a University of Idaho, doctorate-level faculty major advisor in residence at MOSS.

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If you have further questions, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Leslie Dorsey, at or call 208-885-1085.

Master of Natural Resources. Major in Natural Resources. Environmental Education and Science Communication Option.
Courses for this option to total 32 credits<


Wonder: What if you unlocked your own inner scientist?

Learn how the MOSS Graduate Program transformed one student's conception of science and her role in it.

Ecology and Management (8 cr):
NRS 560 Place-based Ecology I (4 cr)
NRS 566 Place-based Ecology II (4 cr)

Human Dimensions (6 cr):
NRS 565 Science Communication and the Environment (4 cr)
NRS 575 Leadership for the Environmental Educator (2 cr)

Policy Planning and Law (6 cr):

NRS 563 Place Based Env. Education (4 cr)
NRS 568 Environmental Education Teaching Practicum II (2 cr)

Tools and Technology (6 cr):
NRS 562 Field Science Teaching (2 cr)
NRS 564 Teaching Environmental Education in a Winter Environment (2 cr)
NRS 567 Environmental Education Teaching Practicum I (2 cr)

Case Study Project (3 cr):
NRS 502 Directed Study (1-16 cr)
NRS 599 Research (1-16 cr)

3 cr in the following:
NRS 504 Special Topics (1-16 cr)
NRS 569 Environmental Education Teaching Practicum III (2 cr)

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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