George Hess @ NC State

I am vaccinated and encourage vaccination.

I am also getting tested weekly to avoid becoming an asymptomatic spreader.

Latest test 09.20 ... not detected

During the Fall 2021 semester, I will typically be on campus M, W, and Th. You can visit me in my real office or my Zoom office, or contact me by phone (919.515.7437) or eMail ( An appointment is recommended for an in-person visit, and I will require you to wear a mask in my office.

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

Fall 2021

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 Conservation Challenges forum will round out the course.

Web-Based & Always Available

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

Spring 2022

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

Urban Biodiversity Conservation is a course taught jointly with Iowa State University. We conduct a case study of successful conservation efforts in a metropolitan region - and visit the region during spring break! For 2022 ... San Diego, CA!!

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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.