Environmental Education and Interpretation



Explore Career Opportunities in Environmental Education and Interpretation

Do you have a passion for connecting people with nature and inspiring sustainable lifestyles? Gain knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world with a degree in environmental education and interpretation. Job titles include:

  • Environmental Educators
  • Interpreters (natural, cultural, historical)
  • Naturalists
  • Outdoor Educators/Outdoor Education Instructors
  • Wildlife Educators
  • Zoo/Museum/Aquarium/Botanical Garden Educators
  • Local Food/Sustainability Educators
  • Visitor Services Specialists
  • Youth Program Leader
  • Program Coordinators (nature centers, science centers, camps, aquariums, zoos, museums)
  • Communication Managers
  • Formal K-12 Science Teacher or School Forest Teachers (also requires teaching certification)
  • Interpretive Exhibit Designers or Content Managers
  • Land Conservation Educators
  • Environmental Education and Interpretation Consultants

Check out our alumni map to see where our resource management graduates are today.

Get Involved on Campus

Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Hands-on learning experiences give students an advantage when applying for jobs. As part of their coursework, students develop and teach curriculum, deliver programs, create interpretive media, and work in schools and school forests. The senior capstone practicum provides real-world opportunities to practice these skills at our residential environmental education center (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station) and our local nature center (Schmeeckle Reserve).

Prepare for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

Summer internships and jobs are another great way to build your resume. We make them easy to find through our partnership with Handshake. 

Meet your Environmental Education and Interpretation Professors

Our environmental education and interpretation faculty members bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point. Meet your professors.

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