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Keep an Open Mind- Ryan Templeton

Before I started college, I had my heart set on becoming a fisheries biologist. I wanted to work with fish and have an office on the water. But on the advice of my parents, I kept exploring other options and discovered forestry. A family friend owns a timberland consulting business and I asked if I […]

“My Spring Break was Lit”-Justin Rectenwald

It was sunny and 75 degrees in the second week of March and we needed to get away. It has already been a long semester and we could not have taken one more day sitting in a classroom so we packed our trucks and headed towards the coast for spring break. However, we ended up […]

Natural Resources as a Lifestyle-Jessica Reynolds

As a student in the Warnell School of Forestry School and Natural Resources, it is easy to become a bit biased in thinking our field is the best. However, it really is. How many people do you know that want to go to their cubicle on the weekend for fun? I don’t know about a […]

Wild Classrooms- Colleen Piper

Every college student knows the struggle of staying awake and interested in a typical lecture-style classroom, no matter how exciting the course material may be. Sitting in the same seat for an hour, trying to keep your mind from wandering, keeping your head off the desk so you don’t doze off, we’ve all been there. […]

89 weeks. 628 days. 15,072 hours-Shelby Telfer

That is how much time I will have spent in Warnell’s professional program. Those 628 days have been busy. 215 days spent in internships. 431 days in class. Countless hours in lab (Google can’t calculate that for me, shame). On May 5th, it will be over. I will cross the figurative finish line. And among […]

Diversity Matters-Sidney Woodruff

Our country’s population is growing more and more diverse every single day. As a reflection of our society, we must strive to seek and understand the need in promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the natural resources field. The natural resources field has always been a tight-knit community that can easily get separated from the public. Because […]

To Maymester, or Not to Maymester -Katherine Brinson

One essential and great component of the Warnell curriculum is a professional experience. It is a great chance to get out in the field and see what you can do with your degree, whether that be a Maymester or summer field course, or an internship experience. This summer, I got the chance to do both. […]