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NR 400 - Public Communication in Natural Resources

  • 3 credits

Examine how public communication shapes opinion and understanding of natural resource issues. Combines study of key communication concepts with experiential projects, including critique of a public hearing and creation of media products. Through readings, case studies, and assignments, analyze approaches for effective public communication. Design brochures, websites, videos, etc., eventually collaborating in teams with real-life ‘clients’.
Junior standing.


Jamie Dahl

Jamie Dahl (she/her) is an instructor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and program lead for the Communications for Conservation Graduate Certificate. She is a Doctoral Candidate, in Education and Human Resources Studies at Colorado State University. Her research focus is on diversity and inclusion within the natural resource professions using an environmental justice frame. Her prior work and education experiences include forest management, volunteer management, training, extension outreach, career coaching, education, and research consulting. She has been an active member of the Society of American Foresters for over 20 years and serves as the chair of SAF’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Jamie is also an active Project Learning Tree Facilitator.