Environmental & Natural Resources

The Environmental and Natural Resources program of study explores the occupations and educational opportunities associated with the research, design, and planning of engineering or technical duties in the prevention and control of environmental hazards. This program of study may also include exploration into conducting research for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population.

Course Information

Courses below are not tied to grade levels.  Not all courses have a required prerequisite. 

Certifications Offered

  • Boaters Education Certification
  • Hunter Education Certification
  • OSHA 30 HR
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Drone Pilot

The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster focuses on the essential elements of life - food, water, land, and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist. It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas production.

Meets the requirements of the Business and Industry endorsement or STEM endorsement (if math/ science requirements are met).


Level 1

Wildlife, Fisheries, & Ecology ManagementALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 9 - 10

Level 2

Range Ecology & Management
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-11

Level 3

Project Based ResearchALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 11-12

Level 4

Scientific Research & DesignALL YEARCredit: 1
Grade: 11-12