Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Welcome. Are you considering continuing your education? Are you looking for courses in natural resources, forestry, fisheries, or wildlife? Then you’ve come to the right place.

As a college graduate in wildlife, I want to make sure that I’m constantly improving myself or reinforcing the skills that I have. In personal searches, I’ve found that either the price or scheduling of courses at universities are too much for me or I’m not able to pick everything up and travel to a state that has a course I’m interested in for an entire semester. In my review of potential courses I’ve found that the intensity of coursework (such as GIS) may not be something I want to pursue online thus making distance learning less of an option.

However, I’ve learned not to fret.

There are courses available to students, professors and career professionals that are set up to that are more flexible, shorter, costs less, provides housing (some), provides networking opportunities, and delivers to you the same amount of information as a semester at a university.

Of course each option (university vs. field courses) have their pros and cons. However, it is up to you to determine which course of action is best for you and your career objectives. Just know if you’re trying to make a decision about a course, you’ll have to decide quickly because seats are often limited.

So sit back and relax. As courses arise I’ll detail them on this blog along with university options in respective posts. As a collective whole you can review course availability via a calendar created just for field courses.


  1. April 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    You know, it sounds like you and I have a lot in common. I just graduated with a wildlife biology degree as well and I am preparing for my GREs and grad school. For various reasons I’ve had to seek out hands-on experience outside of my educational institution and have been limited by time and money constraints. I’m interested to see what you end up posting about field courses. I’ve taken 2 so far and am doing so volunteer work in the field since my college did not have these experiences available.

    • April 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      Hey there! I apologize for the lack in being able to get back with you quickly. I’m off the grid four days a week and spend my weekends sleeping or catching up on email, calls. It’s nice to meet you and you’re two field courses ahead of me, lol, though I’ve had some in wildlife rehabilitation (non-credit). I’m on linkedin as well and saw your post there; you’re doing great to use social media. Great blog and I look forward to keeping up with your posts!

      I’ve got a few courses that I plan to post about. I just need to sit down and do them, lol.

  2. May 10, 2011 at 8:11 am

    It’s no problem. I’m still so new to wordpress I didn’t even realize at first where to see any replies. I look forward to your course descriptions šŸ™‚

  3. malyuun
    May 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    when will tanzania wildlife experts form a society?

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