Bob Fuhrmann

My career objective (with Greg Murray)

THEMES: Education, Personal Practice  |  WORKSHOP: Natural History & Education

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Biography

Bob Fuhrmann

Bob Fuhrmann has worked in Yellowstone National Park for the past 19 years. Since 1998, he has coordinated youth programs for the National Park Service. These programs have included a multi-day program for teachers and their students in grades 4-8, field trips for schools visiting the park on their own, a Junior Ranger and Young Scientist program, online field trips, distance learning opportunities, and the Youth Conservation Corps, a high school work program with large education and recreation components. Bob received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and holds a secondary education teaching certificate from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He grew up north of Chicago.

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Greg Murray: I have one other question because you're spending your career in a pretty different way than I am. What do you want your legacy to be, in terms of your vocation? What's that going to be?

Bob Fuhrmann: That's a great question. I can look back on my career objective, you know my resume when I got out of college, and it says "to combine research and education, to help facilitate learning in the outdoors." So I think it goes right back to why we're here in terms of natural history. I could read between the lines now and say, yeah, that's what I want to do. I think as my career continues – and I look back and see where I've come from and where I might want to go – it's definitely to continue to provide youth an opportunity to be able to get into the outdoors and experience wild nature.

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