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College of Natural Resources Wildlife Education Degree


Explore Career Opportunities in Wildlife Education

Develop knowledge and effective communication skills with a combination of coursework and hands-on learning in natural resources, biology, wildlife, and specialized communication techniques with our degree in wildlife education. 

Why Study Wildlife Education at UW-Stevens Point?

Develop the skills you need to share your passion for wildlife with children and adults through a degree in Wildlife Education. This program combines coursework and hands-on learning in wildlife ecology, environmental education, recreation, biology, and specialized communication techniques.

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Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resource alumni live and work worldwide! Check out our map if you are interested in exploring job or networking opportunities close to home.

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As a wildlife education student, you will develop and teach lessons about wildlife to school groups, deliver public nature programs, create interpretive media, and connect with professionals at zoos and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

From federal and state to private entities, our graduates have jobs in all sectors of the employment spectrum. Job titles include:

  • Biological Technician
  • Botanist
  • Stewardship Director or Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Services Specialist
  • Invasive Species Technician
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Forest Technician


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.

  • Read the CNR Reporter, a weekly newsletter, for information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times, and other important happenings on and around campus.


You will gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between your sophomore and junior years. Choose between an intensive, six-week, hands-on summer field experience at our Treehaven residential facility or our European Environmental Seminar, where students learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our faculty members within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Becca Franzen

Becca Franzen

  • Professor and Director of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
Kendra Liddicoat

Kendra Liddicoat

  • Associate Professor and Coordinator of Discipline
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources
  • Global Affiliate Scholar – Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
Chris McCart

Chris McCart

  • Assistant Professor of Interpretation
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources