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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Robyn Ceurvorst

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Robyn CeurvorstAssistant Professor

Phone: 507-389-3201


  • Ph.D., Forest Resources, Oregon State University, 2010

  • M.S., Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism, Colorado State University, 2004

  • B.A., Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Outdoor Recreation, 2002


  • Resource Management

  • Natural Resource Management Learning Community

Area of Research Interest:

Natural Resource Recreation Planning and Management

Natural Resource Recreation Policy and Human Dimensions

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Outdoor Recreation/Adventure Risk Management, Skills Training, and Accessibility

NRM Curriculum Design and Assessment

Courses Taught

FYE 100 First Year Experience

RPLS 272 Introduction to RPLS

RPLS 278 Leisure and Lifestyle

RPLS 282 Wildlife as a Recreation Resource

RPLS 350 Interpretation Methods

RPLS 378 Commercial Recreation and Tourism

RPLS 471W/571 Research Design in RPLS

RPLS 475/475 Public Land Use Policies

RPLS 479/579 Wildland Recreation Management

Additional Information

I am involved in the experiential environmental education movement.  I am especially interested in increasing environmental awareness by connecting youth with the outdoors.  I actively encourage students to engage in practical field experiences which support academic growth, personal development and sustainable communities.