Bob FuhrmannBob 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.
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.