The NR 101 Experience
"The huge variety of jobs available in the NR area were brought to light for me through this course."
Spend your first semester outdoors.
Explore careers in natural resources, collaborate with other CNR students and get to know the faculty and places that will change your life.
“NR 101 is how to discover and pursue your professional interests.”
NR 101: Exploring Natural Resources is taught the first semester for all incoming freshman and transfer students. Nearly every week you will participate in field trips, explore local landscapes and work in interdisciplinary teams to investigate contemporary issues in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, rangelands, wildfire, community and regional planning, and other natural resource and environmental topics. Spend a weekend at our storied McCall Field Campus getting to know your peers and the college. You’ll start your journey with us, with peers and world-renowned faculty….. on your way to becoming a graduate of the one of the top ranked natural resource programs in the country.
This is a lab based course that will give you experience in each of the natural resource disciplines offered at the University of Idaho. Along the way you will gain important skills to be successful in college and as a professional in natural resources.
- Understand the interdisciplinary connections among the fields of natural resources.
- Understand and use the scientific process during hands-on field exercises to create hypotheses, collect and interpret data, and generate a report.
- Explore natural resource majors and career opportunities.
- Explore local landscapes and identify the ecological and human-induced forces that cause these lands to change over time.
- Develop academic and geospatial skills to traverse the University and surrounding landscapes.
- Develop skills for working in teams.
- Learn about undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad opportunities.
- Learn and integrate - Through independent learning and collaborative study, attain, use, and develop knowledge in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, with disciplinary specialization and the ability to integrate information across disciplines.
- Think and create - Use multiple thinking strategies to examine real-world issues, explore creative avenues of expression, solve problems, and make consequential decisions.
- Communicate - Acquire, articulate, create and convey intended meaning using verbal and non-verbal methods of communication that demonstrate respect and understanding in a complex society.
- Clarify purpose and perspective - Explore one’s life purpose and meaning through transformational experiences that foster an understanding of self, relationships, and diverse global perspectives.
- Practice citizenship - Apply principles of ethical leadership, collaborative engagement, socially responsible behavior, respect for diversity in an interdependent world, and a service-oriented commitment to advance and sustain local and global communities.