Outdoor Education and Stewardship

Ever wondered what it would be like to work outside for a living? If you like hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, paddling rivers, climbing mountains, or would like to know more about how to get involved in these activities, we can help you turn that into a fulfilling career!

The interdisciplinary approach for the Outdoor Education and Stewardship (OES) degree prepares students to work in a diverse field. Designed to give outdoor professionals flexibility in building their careers, students gain skills in outdoor leadership, management, education, and environmental stewardship. Located within the department of Biology and Earth Sciences, the OES degree deepens students’ knowledge of environmental science and humankind’s relationship to the land. With its unique emphasis on stewardship, students will be putting their knowledge to practice by engaging in local projects including trail building, habitat and river restoration, and outdoor education for youth across the San Luis Valley. This degree will give you skills and experience complementing your desire to care for and protect wild places.

2022-2023 Degrees

Program Department Faculty

Program Coordinator

Terry Dupler
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Associate Professors

Assistant Professors


  • Terry Dupler

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