Wildlife Education

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. Job titles include:
  • Wildlife Educators
  • Zoo Educators
  • Interpreters
  • Naturalists
  • Aquarium Educators
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility Educators

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 the 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 a residential environmental education center (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station) and a 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 Wildlife Education Professors

Our wildlife education 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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