Restoration of Natural Systems Program

van doren apparatus

VanDoren sampler.

ekman dredge

Students learn about a variety of field sampling techniques and equipment like the use of the Ekman dredge shown here for collecting bottom sediments in a lake.

The Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) Program Diploma and Certificate, offered jointly with the Division of Continuing Studies, consist of skills-based courses as does the post-baccalaureate Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate.

The RNS Diploma is taken both for undergraduate credits and for upgrading by practicing professionals. Students have the opportunity to conduct a significant restoration project as part of their capstone course, ER390 Selected Project, some of which can be viewed here.  Our community outreach activities include an annual speaker series, workshops, symposia, restoration walks, and community projects.

For more information about the Restoration of Natural Systems Program and registering online please go to Sustainability and the Environment.