Costa Rica Tropical Field Experience

Costa Rica

NRES 201

Diving into natural resource issues at Mammoth Cave National Park.

Mammoth Cave

Robinson Forest

Field Experience filled with outdoor experiential and discussion-based learning.


Internships allow NRES students to get into the thick of it.

Senior Capstone

Students partner with organizations to tackle real-world natural resource issues.

The University of Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is the only interdisciplinary, environmental science degree at the University of Kentucky. NRES is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and field experiences necessary for a career in environmental science, natural resource management, and related fields or for further graduate work and training.

News & Events

  • UK's Urban Forest Initiative will host a free, public presentation, Green Heart Louisville: Connecting the Dots Between Nature and Our Health, by Chris Chandler of The Nature Conservancy on the UK campus Wednesday, Jan. 23.
  • The red oak in front of the Agricultural Sciences Building had seen better days, but its story will continue through beautiful objects created by and for UK students, faculty and staff.
  • Clifton Taylor wrote his first management plan in 1972 and entered the tree farm system in 1974. Not many people nationwide can say they’ve been in the tree farm system for as long as the Taylors.

NRES Major Overview

Becoming a Natural Resources and Environmental Science Student (NRES)

Extended Field Experience: Kentucky

Robinson Forest Summer Field Experience

Extended Field Experience: Costa Rica

Costa Rica Summer Field Experience