The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources (GNR) benefit from a wealth of resources to support and enhance hands-on learning experiences in the classroom and out in the field.
Students in the department benefit from the many partnerships and collaborations the faculty have developed with a wide variety of government, private, and non-profit agencies. These provide a wealth of practical internship and research experiences working on real-life problems.
On-campus resources range from newly renovated lab and classroom facilities designed by our faculty in the Stillwell Building; outdoor field and labs areas; and three centers affiliated with the department that support studies and experiences in the environmental sciences and resource management: the Institute of Watershed Research and Management (IWRM), the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS), and Forest Stewards, a non-profit corporation.
Students also experience many off-campus field sites, which are abundant in nearby National Forests, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and numerous other private and public lands.
Photo: Geology students visit a site in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMP).