Master of Science in Conservation Leadership
Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) is a 17-month Conservation Leadership Specialization within the Masters of Science Degree Program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department.
CLTL will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges. In August 2010, the first group of students will begin an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico. CLTL merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people’s lives.
CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico. For more information, please visit our website (http://leadershipthroughlearning.org/) or contact us at
New Masters of Tourism Management
Applications are now being accepted for August 2012 start.
This 9-month Master of Tourism Management provides a unique opportunity for students to acquire the requisite skills to start their own tourism enterprise or to obtain upper-management positions in public, commercial, or nonprofit organizations providing tourism services. Our students learn how to responsibly engage in the tourism industry at local, national, and international levels. This degree responds to a growing need for higher-level education in the travel and tourism industry, including specifically nature-based tourism. Students learn to apply sound principles of sustainability to business planning and operations while gaining a strong foundation in tourism management best practices. READ MORE...
Educating National Park and Wildlife Refuge Visitors
The National Science Foundation awarded nearly $1 million to a collaborative team led by Colorado State University to develop a strategy for educating national park and wildlife refuge visitors about climate change. Project partners are the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“Partnering with the national parks and wildlife refuges creates a unique opportunity to use place-based learning to educate a diverse audience about the impacts of climate change,” said Jessica Thompson, team leader and assistant professor in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources in CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources.