Videos: CNRE students in action
Hands-on training for tackling complex environmental challenges
Check out some of our videos and get a front row seat to life in the College of Natural Resources and Environment. You’ll see our students in action as they do everything from managing a prescribed burn to releasing a rehabilitated hawk to working on a sustainable biomaterials research project. You can also get a glimpse of what it means to put your education to the test by participating in an internship or connecting with employers at the annual career fair. Please note that all videos were filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Braving the elements to learn essential forestry skills
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation students navigated cold temperatures and steep terrain to get hands-on experience in surveying tract boundaries in nearby Fishburn Forest.
Helping a Cooper's hawk spread its wings and fly
A Cooper's hawk that flew into a window at the Alphin Stuart Livestock Arena is now flying free above Virginia Tech thanks to Hokies and the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke.
Finding a passion for wildland fire management
After John Kese suffered an injury in high school while playing baseball, he found new inspiration through his interests in forestry and the outdoors, finding his niche in CNRE and discovering a fiery passion for, well, fire.
Mastering wildlife field techniques at Mountain Lake Biological Station
Wildlife conservation students participated in a 10-day field experience, where they tried their hand at setting up camera traps and small mammal trapping grids, managing bird point counts, bat detecting, and more.
Learning the secrets of entrepreneurial success
Students involved in the Wood Enterprise Institute design, produce, and market a wood-based product each year. Products have included customized dog bowl holders, cutting boards, and wine racks.
Testing the waters through internships
Jonathan Reynolds, a recent graduate with degrees in water and environmental resources management, believes his internships laid an important foundation for a career in water management.
Turning a passion for skateboarding into a research project
After wondering about the possibility of recycling skateboard decks, Dylan Willard worked with Professor Joe Loferski to create wooden panels made from cast-off boards and tested their strength and other factors.
Researching the effects of fire on forest vegetation
Adam Coates, assistant professor of forest fire ecology and management, leads a prescribed burn at Fishburn Forest with CNRE students who are part of the Wildland Fire: Ecology and Management course.