Warner College Council is responsible for planning different events throughout the year for Warner College of Natural Resources; aiding in outreach, both on and off campus, to prospective students; and raising funds for different student activities throughout the year.

Our mission is to foster community in Warner College of Natural Resources through special events and programming; represent Warner College of Natural Resources in the university as a whole; and support the long-standing success of the college through outreach to prospective students.

Join Us
To be a Student Ambassador in Warner College Council, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA. You must also be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours a semester for at least two semesters by attending weekly meetings, participating in outreach presentations, and staffing events. Most importantly, you must be dedicated to the Warner College community ant the college’s success, enhancement, and growth!

Contact Us 
Rachel Baiyor Email: rachel.baiyor@rams.colostate.edu

Join Warner College of Natural Resources in a week-long celebration of natural resources education, research, and outreach!


NR Days is a Warner College tradition that coincides with CSU Earth Week, and is a time to celebrate natural resources education, research, and outreach at CSU and around the world. It is also a time to celebrate Warner College’s strong community of natural resources students, faculty, staff, and alumni – a community rooted in solution-focused science and united by a tireless passion for the natural world.


Date Event Location
Monday, April 18
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Outside WCNR Building
Wednesday, April 20
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Trivia Night The Ramskellar
Thursday, April 21
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Awards Banquet LSC Theater
Friday, April 22
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Earth Day Festival (Plaza Day) LSC West Sculpture Garden
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Tree Planting CSU Lagoon

(west side of Vietnam Bridge)


See what else is happening at CSU to celebrate Earth Week! www.green.colostate.edu/earth-week.aspx

faculty and students enjoying the NR Days Banquet

The infamous “Toothless Saw” Award

WCNR College Council at CSU Earth Day and Sustainabiltiy Fair 2013

Tree Campus USA Arbor Day Tree Planting

AFS Fishing Derby largest pike on a fly winner

EnvironMentors Science Fair Winners

Ram Welcome
Ram Welcome is a weekend long event for freshmen and transfer students to become acquainted with the university.  During the Friday session, the students attend orientation in their respective colleges.  In WNCR, we have speakers and break into small groups with a professor and college council member.


Fall Picnic
The WCNR Fall Picnic is a “welcome back” event for the Warner College of Natural Resources.  It is a time for students, faculty, and staff to connect with one another, catch up on summertime news, and get excited for the new year.


Gear Swap
The WCNR Gear Swap is a fun event for students to  come together for the love of recreation and the outdoors.  Students have the opportunity to bring gear (hiking, camping, skiing, rock climbing, etc…) and sell or bargain with other students for different gear. Usually in November.


Networking Dinner
The Networking Dinner is another signature event for WCNR College Council.  The event provides an opportunity for students to network with potential employers and knowledgeable professionals in the field of natural resources.  The event is coordinated with the Ag & NR Career Fair and the WCNR Career Liaison to capture the greatest diversity of potential employers.  Usually in February.


NR Days
NR Days is an annual celebration of the Warner College of Natural Resources. The weeklong festival features a plaza day with an assortment of booths, fun activities, live band, and barbeque; a banquet and awards ceremony; a pancake breakfast; a bike ride; and a volunteer event. Usually around Earth Day.


Monday, April 18th – Pancake Breakfast in front of the NR Building, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, April 20th – Trivia Night at the Ramskellar, 7 – 9 pm
Thursday, April 21st – Awards Banquet in the LSC Theatre, 6 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 22nd – Plaza Day at the LSC West Sculpture Garden, 10 am – 2 pm


Silent Auction
This is typically our largest fundraiser.  The group solicits donations from the college and community and then silently auctions them off during a fall evening event. Usually in October/November.


Part of WCNR College Council mission is to reach out to high school and transfer students who share the same passion for natural resources that we do and recruit them to become CSU students in the Warner College of Natural Resources.  We assist the WCNR Assistant Director of Undergraduate programs organize outreach presentations, talk with potential students, and register new freshmen.


College Council Social Events
Although WCNR College Council is very busy throughout the year organizing all sorts of college-wide events, it is not all work and no play. As a group, college council members get the opportunity to hang out with each other at a variety of fun, social events. In the past, we have gone hiking, biking, group dinners, even the occasional bonfire.

College Council Members



Brigid McCreery, President


Kenzie Schmitt, Vice President


Alex Hopkins, Secretary


Michelle Mullineaux, Treasurer


Kami Bakken, Outreach Coordinator


David Han, Historian


Annie Padgitt, Activities Director




Public Outreach Coordinator
Warner College 0f Natural Resources
Office: Natural Resources 115
Leanna Biddle
Career Center Liaison
Warner College of Natural Resources
Career Services Office
Office: Natural Resource 103-A