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University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming is a public 4-year college in Laramie, WY. The campus is located in a great location for students to learn in the field and travel to other locations in the state.

  • Degrees related to outdoor recreation:
    • Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management
    • Environment and Natural Resources
    • Environmental Systems Science
    • Energy Resource Management and Development
    • Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management
    • Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management
      UW Outdoor Recreation Degrees
  • Outdoor Guide Certification
    • an online, standardized, competency-based training program, designed to provide aspiring or established guides the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the industry, regardless of their area of outdoor expertise.
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  • Haub School: Field and International Courses
  • Outdoor Program

Casper College

Casper College is a public 2-year college in Casper, WY. Chris LeDoux, a famous country music artist and rodeo champion attended the college.

  • Degrees related to outdoor recreation:

Laramie County Community College

Laramie County Community College is a public 2-year college in Cheyenne, WY. The college also has a satellite campus in Laramie! They’re currently working on adding Bachelor’s degrees to their program of studies.

  • Degrees related to outdoor recreation:
    • Natural Resource Management
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Northwest College

Northwest College is a public 2-year college in Powell, WY. The college is known for its high number of students that receive scholarships.

  • Degrees related to outdoor recreation:
    • Agriculture - Range Management
    • Agriculture - Farm and Ranch Management
    • Conservation Law Enforcement
    • Outdoor Education and Recreation Leadership
    • Outdoor Recreation Leadership
    • Academic Programs

Eastern Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College is a public 2-year college in Torrington, WY. The college is great for those looking to ‘dip their toes’ in the lake of Wyoming OR knowledge.

  • Degrees related to outdoor recreation:
    • Farm and Ranch Management
    • Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management
    • Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Management
    • Outdoor Recreation Degrees

Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College is a public 2-year and 4-year college in Riverton, WY. The college also has satellite campuses in Lander, Jackson, and Dubois.



Additional education:

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is a non profit global wilderness school based out of Lander, WY. They provide training in a variety of environments including various locations around the world and classrooms.

  • Expeditions
    • Wilderness Trips
    • Semesters in “____” (Outdoor locations)
  • Wilderness Medicine Courses
    • WFR
    • WFA
    • WAFA
    • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
  • Risk Services Courses
    • Wilderness Safety Training
    • Risk Management Training
  • Leave No Trace Courses
    • Master Educator
  • Alumni Courses

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Teton Science Schools (TSS)

Teton Science Schools (TSS) is based in Jackson, WY and provides outdoor education to all age groups through the use of classroom education and field education.

  • Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program is a 9-month experience.
  • Mountain Academy is a unique preschool through grade 12 education.
  • Visiting Group programs which allow educators to customize a program for their students.
  • Summer camps for all ages to discover new skills and adventure.
  • Graduate Education is offered by the school as well. This is a year long endeavor that combines practical and academic training through coursework and teaching experiences in the outdoors.
  • AmeriCorps Program helps service members develop as educators through work on service projects.
    • Their Summer 2021 program will be virtual. The dates for this service term are May 27, 2021 to August 19, 2021. They are actively interviewing and hiring for the summer term. You can apply via americorps@tetonscience.org.
    • AmeriCorps Program
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American Wilderness Leadership School

American Wilderness Leadership School is located near Jackson, WY and provides education on conservation, wildlife, and outdoor recreation.

National Association for Interpretation (NAI)

National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the future of heritage interpretation. They provide a variety of training and certifications through in person workshops and webinars.

  • Certification Program
    • Certified Interpretive Guide
    • Certified Interpretive Host
    • Certified Interpretive Manager
    • Certified Interpretive Trainer
    • Certified Interpretive Planner
    • Certified Heritage Interpreter
  • Training Program
    • Social Interpretation
    • Process of Interpretive Planning
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  • Other training
    • Webinars are held twice a month and covers frontline skills and leadership skill development

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