Cornell Listed in Top 10 Best Environmental Programs

Mother Nature Network recognized Dept of Natural Resources for excellence...

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Cornell's Biological Field Station at Shackleton Point
Cornell's Biological Field Station at Shackleton Point on Oneida Lake supports the educational, outreach and extension programs of the Department of Natural Resources and Cornell.

By Blythe Copeland via Mother Nature Network, 12/4/12

Every year, the number of green college programs — and the number of students enrolled in them — rises, as careers in environmental policy, sustainability, law, and management become more common. And whether your interest lies in marine conservation, agriculture, sustainable building, or fisheries, there's a program out there for you: Click through to see 10 that earn an A-plus for the education, experience, and research opportunities they provide. A few of these colleges are also in our 10 of the Greenest Colleges in the U.S. slideshow.

#4 Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Once the country's oldest forestry college, today the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors that include applied ecology, resource policy and management, and a Ph.D. in Natural Studies. Off-campus, extension programs in fish and wildlife biology and management; ecology and management of landscapes; and environmental inquiry and youth education allow students and faculty to take their education to the local community.

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