Environmental Exploration Day

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) Environmental Exploration Day is a 1-day event designed for high school sophomores and juniors interested in discovering natural resources majors in CNR that range from Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology to Sustainable Materials and Technology.

A group of CNR Ambassadors explore the forest.

What happens at Environmental Exploration Day?

  • Engage in hands-on experiments and interactive sessions.
  • Discover degree programs in the College of Natural Resources.
  • Meet current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Explore environmental and natural resource career opportunities.
  • Learn about admissions at NC State.

What environmental majors are involved?

Majors we will be exploring include Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology; Forest Management; Natural Resources-Ecosystem Assessment; Natural Resources-Policy and Administration; Environmental Technology and Management; Sustainable Materials and Technology; and Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management.

To give you an idea of where these majors can lead, below are just a few of the careers our graduates have pursued:

  • Environmental Consultant and Lawyer
  • Ecosystem Restoration Manager
  • Naturalist and Park Ranger
  • Doctor and Veterinarian
  • Ecotourism Officer
  • Registered Forester
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Sales and Marketing Executive for the Sustainable Materials Industry

Environmental Majors Lead to Environmental Careers.

Event Details

How do I apply?

Students can apply here through March 10. Students will be notified within one week of their acceptance. Accepted students are not confirmed until they pay the $20 registration fee or make other arrangements.

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The event will be held on March 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


The program will begin and conclude in the Jordan Hall Addition located at 2720 Faucette Drive on the NC State campus. Final directions and a schedule of events will be sent upon acceptance into the program.

Who is eligible to apply?

High school juniors and sophomores with a minimum weighted grade point average and accepted seniors who are considering changing majors or are unsure about their major are encouraged to apply.

  • 10th graders – 3.6 weighted GPA
  • 11th graders – 3.8 weighted GPA

How much does it cost?

The cost to attend this event is $20 per person which includes lunch and program materials. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for this program. Please contact Tiffany Mclean at tiffany_mclean@ncsu.edu for additional information.

What about my chaperone?

The focus of this event is on the students, but optional informational and Q & A panels will be available for interested parents and chaperones. If your chaperone is not interested in attending these optional events, we recommend visitraleigh.com for more information on how to make their Raleigh visit fun! On campus dining options for chaperones can be found at http://dining.ncsu.edu/locations/. The food court at the Talley Student Union is a popular choice of students and guests!


For questions regarding this program, contact Chad Kibbe at  cnrambassadors@ncsu.edu or call Tiffany McLean at 919-515-6191.

This event is sponsored by the NC State Natural Resources Foundation.