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Dr. Nick ("Ranger Nick") Fuhrman

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor & Professor of Environmental Education

Nick Fuhrman loves teaching! He enjoys teaching undergraduate courses in natural history, environmental education, and teaching methods and graduate courses in educational program development and statistics. He hosts a national television series, “Ranger Nick,” and radio broadcasts on NPR. In 2018, he delivered a TED Talk, “The One Thing All Great Teachers Do” (, where he shares his passion for teaching and working with students.


B.S., Forestry - Virginia Tech

M.S., Forestry - Virginia Tech

Ph.D., Agricultural Education and Communication - University of Florida

Research Interests:

Live animals (reptiles, amphibians, and birds of prey) as ambassadors of educational messages

Environmental education program evaluation

Effective teaching methods


FYOS 1001: Introduction to Environmental Education - Every Fall and Spring

FANR 1200: Natural History of Georgia - Every Fall

FANR 2001: Teaching with Animals - Every Fall

FANR 5690/7690: Natural Resource Management for Teachers - Spring, Even Years

FANR 8950: Program Development in Natural Resources - Every Spring

FANR 8350: Advanced Program Evaluation/Data Analysis in Natural Resources - Every Summer (Short Session II)


Articles Featuring Dr. Nick ("Ranger Nick") Fuhrman
Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 12:41pm

Eight-year-old Gideon put his foot on the pitchfork and pushed it into the soil. With a little assistance, he pulled back on the handle and up popped a cluster of red potatoes.  

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