Teaching


ESRM 351 student Juana Maria Rivera Ordonez handles a garter snake during a field trip.

ESRM 351 student Juana Maria Rivera Ordonez handles a garter snake during a field trip.

ESRM 351: Wildlife Techniques

  • Spring term, every year, 5 credits 
  • Syllabus

The primary goals of this course are to: (1) introduce students to common techniques used to assess wildlife populations and their habitat, (2) provide hands-on experience with these techniques and species identification, and (3) sharpen abilities to observe nature and communicate observations through field journals and scientific writing. Upon completion of the course, students will have gained experience with non-lethal methods of capturing and handling a variety of wildlife species, as well as experience with non-invasive methods of wildlife research that do not involve capturing animals. Students should be able to identify a host of regional birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants.  


ESRM 150: Wildlife in the Modern World

  • Fall term, every year, 5 credits
  • Syllabus

Wildlife in the Modern World is an introductory course intended to provide students who might not otherwise study wildlife in an academic setting with a framework for understanding wildlife-related topics they will encounter in the media throughout life. Students are encouraged to critically assess basic needs and pressures of a wide variety of wildlife.