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Making a Difference

Bolstered by an exceptional education and valuable real-world experiences, College of Natural Resources alumni leave our halls ready to work hard to drive innovation and tackle global challenges that affect us all. They are leading the way in fields like sustainability and conservation, paper science, recreation and tourism, public policy, business, law and environmental science.

Our alumni go far, but many also stay near. They are making North Carolina a better home for all its residents by driving three of the state’s top five industries: forestry, wood products, and tourism and golf.

Stay Connected

The College of Natural Resources is a small community on a big campus. Our faculty, staff and students are a family who learn and solve problems together, support one another and build networks that span the world and last a lifetime.

After you graduate, you remain a valued part of our community. By giving your time, talent and resources to the college, you can support our important work, especially in developing the next generation of natural resources leaders.

Check out some ways you can stay connected with us and with NC State.

At our college, we work toward a better world.

Get an inside look at how we turn bright ideas into innovative natural resources solutions.

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A lifelong love of writing and dedication to avian conservation has led to a new book for #NCStateCNR's Murry Burgess. Murry, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program, recently completed her second children’s book, “Sparrow Learns Birds.” 

“Sparrow Learns Birds” follows the story of a five-year-old Black girl who loves to explore the outdoors in her suburban neighborhood. The book, which is the first in a series, focuses on Sparrow watching all of the birds in her backyard and learning how to draw them and identify them by sight, sound and movement. 

“I’ve been writing since I was a little kid. My mom would always help me write down words, color the pictures and make little books as a kid, so I’ve always been writing. It just got to a point where I finally decided to publish a book.

I wanted to make more books that represent minorities. There are hardly any books featuring Black characters or other minority characters, and I wanted to combine that with my love of birds and teach kids how to identify birds through a book.” -@murryloub

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Happy first day of fall, #NCStateCNR Pack! 🍂🍁