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Environmental Solutions in Jackson Hole

Environmental Solutions: Explore, Connect, Create, Collaborate, Solve,

Work with community members to build informed, collaborative solutions to real-world environmental challenges

Develop interdisciplinary skills | Engage community stakeholders
Experience collaborative problem solving | Implement real-world solutions


Course Dates:
Spring Semester 2019

ENR 4890/5890 (1 credit) | Mondays 6:10-7:30p.m., Feb 18-May 6 | UW Campus 

Summer 2019

ENR 4900/5900 (3 credits) | May 20-June 16 | Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

This course will give students hands-on experience in project development, collaboration, and leadership, and provide them with the skills and tools to solve complex environmental and natural resource challenges. Student teams will be paired with sponsor organizations to create solutions for real environmental problems. Teams will work with community leaders, businesses, non-profits, resource managers, and agencies of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).

Students will develop the skills and tools that will allow them to effectively collaborate with community organizations in the GYE and orient to the people, place, and projects they will engage with during the summer course. The spring course will focus on problem-solving strategies and the tools of interdisciplinary practice. Classes will meet Mondays, February 18- May 6 from 6:10-7:30 p.m. and include a 2-day trip to Jackson Hole to meet with sponsor organizations.

Students will spend four weeks at the Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park where teams will complete their projects under the guidance of Haub School faculty, a project mentor from the sponsor organization, and a community mentor. 

Requirements and Fees:

  • Admission by application (see below) and interview process
  • Open to all students with junior/senior/graduate standing or those with consent of instructor
  • Course fees: $3750 (includes food, lodging, travel, instruction, and equipment) 
    • Note that this fee does not include UW tuition & fees
    • Financial assistance available through need-based and academic scholarship
  • Application deadline: Friday, November 30

Currently Accepting Applications  

Apply today:

 Join us for an info session to learn more:


Monday, October 29, 12 p.m., Kendall House (804 E Fremont)
or Tuesday, October 30, 5:15 p.m., Kendall House (804 E Fremont)




*course instructors will be contacting applicants for interviews (in-person or via Skype)

Please contact Doug Wachob ( or Rachael Budowle ( with questions.

Contact Us

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099


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