Warner College of Natural Resources

The Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) offers the most comprehensive natural resources program in the country with a focus on critical environmental management problems. We have a student body of 1,300 high-achieving and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about their education and their future careers in natural resources.

Our faculty and scientists are recognized worldwide for their innovative research that addresses society’s most pressing environmental issues. The college’s natural resources programs engage students in hands-on learning experiences based on the very latest scientific information. Many undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in internationally recognized college research programs.

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-12. PLT is one of the most widely used environmental education programs inside and outside the United States. PLT staff development workshops are 3-16 hours long, typically cost $20-$30 and offer optional college credit. Workshops are active and content-rich, and incorporate reading, technology and differentiated-learning techniques. Activities demonstrate best practices in education methodology such as constructed, cooperative and facilitated learning.


GetWET Observatory and Science Park

The GetWET Observatory is the only outdoor hands-on water education facility in the Rocky Mountain Region. Located on CSU property along Spring Creek is a groundwater well firld that allows students to study the interaction between the creek and the groundwater. We offer a comprehensive field research experience for K-12 students.


Camp Rocky

Camp Rocky is a week-long, residential camp near Divide, Colo., for those who have finished 8th grade and are under 20 years of age. The camp occurs each July and is intended for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and is interested in natural resources.


CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network)

CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. The only requirements to join are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can effect and impact our lives.