George Hess @ NC State

During the Fall 2020 semester, I will only be on campus to teach my classes. You can visit me in my Zoom office, contact me by phone (919.515.7437), or eMail An appointment is appreciated but not required.

Working to conserve green infrastructure in suburbanizing areas and to keep people connected with nature.

I direct the Environmental Sciences program at NC State University. The program helps students develop interdisciplinary, environmental problem-solving skills built on a solid science core. Super exciting!

Students work with local land management agencies in learning environments that develop the whole person by combining technical material with professional development in teamwork, leadership, and communication.

Whether you're a prospective undergraduate student interested in our programs, a current student seeking guidance, or a graduate student looking for opportunities, I'm happy to talk with you ... smile included.

Teaching Calendar

Summer - Fall 2020

OnLine Learning Support Sessions are designed to bring panelists who have experience and expertise in online learning together with College of Natural Resources faculty interested in learning about the topic.

Fall 2020

Conservation Biology in Practice examines how conservation biology is applied internationally, regionally, and locally through a series of case studies. A class project and student-run Controversies in Conservation forum will round out the course.

Spring 2021

Natural Resources Measurements is a project-centered, community-engaged course in which students learn the theory and practice of natural resources inventory.

Web-Based & Always Available

Effective Scientific Posters presents images, text, and videos designed to help people create an effective poster presentation.

I use male pronouns - and here's why that matters.

Who is this guy? After 10 years in software engineering, I went back to school to develop a career around conservation. Working at NC State, I discovered I loved teaching. So I found ways to integrate research into my teaching using community-engaged approaches.

Cycling is a life-long passion. I ride for transportation, health, and just for the joy of it! We've made progress, but this region could be a better place for cyclists. I favor increased education and integration of cyclists into the traffic stream.

Photography. I've been involved in photography since age 10, including a short stint as a feature photographer in Prescott, Arizona. This passion allows me to see and share things from different perspectives. Each month (or so), I post a new image in this space.