Alumni & Friends
Welcome to the School of Natural Resources Alumni and Friends page! While the School itself is young, formed in 2003, the departments that came together to be a part of the School have a rich history and tradition in the University dating back over 100 years.
Whether you are a graduate from one of our programs or someone interested in natural resources, we greatly appreciate your interest and support as we strive to be an international leader in natural resources education and provide natural resources information to those both in Nebraska and around the world.
From drilling into the soil and groundwater below the surface, to conserving and sustaining the flora and fauna on the surface, to studying the climatological aspects of the atmosphere around us, to humans interacting with it all, we really do encompass “From Earth to Sky and Everything in Between.”
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Cory Forbes, School of Natural Resources science literacy associate professor, recently was appointed as a SENCER Leadership Fellow by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Forbes was one of five educators from a pool of 6,000 to be elected to the most recent class by members.
The School of Natural Resources is hosting its first documentary movie night featuring the film "DamNation" from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St., Lincoln. The free event is open to the public. Snacks will be available for purchase, and parking will be provided in Hardin Hall parking lot. The event is sponsored by the SNR Community Engagement Committee.
Through two new federally funded grants, the High Plains Regional Climate Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be helping four tribes in South Dakota reduce their climate vulnerability
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SNR student Mike True gives a first-person account of his study abroad experience to Botswana this summer. "What I expected to learn was somewhat fulfilled, yet it was the unexpected aspects of the trip that will forever be inscribed into my memory and, most importantly, my soul."
Maps highlighting the effects of drought on six agricultural commodities across the continental U.S. became available in late May on a website hosted by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The maps are a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Chief Economist and the drought center.
A recent report,"Science for disaster risk management 2017: Knowing better and losing less," hopes to illustrate what scientists know about natural disasters, but also harness that knowledge to save lives and money through prevention. National Drought Mitigation Center former director Mike Hayes and Director Mark Svoboda, both at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, contributed to the chapter dedicated to drought.
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Private support is integral to the success of SNR and its programs. We are grateful to our many donors whose investments help SNR evolve into a world-class natural resources educator.
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Alumni from the School of Natural Resources are located in all fifty states. The map below shows the breakdown of where they are located within the U.S.
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