Sherry Niesar

Sherry Niesar

Recreation Management Program Coordinator
Online Faculty
HLC Highly Qualified

About Sherry

Sherry has taught environmental education all of her professional life. As one of the first Project Wild educators in North Dakota to her current positions at both DCB and the North Dakota Game & Fish Department, she shares her outdoor knowledge with others. A lover of the outdoors, she gets to practice what she preaches recreating throughout the seasons. She and her family are avid outdoors people. When not in a classroom, you will find Sherry camping, hiking, fishing or hunting depending on the season.

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.  M.S. Wildlife Science, 1994
  • Minot State University, Minot, ND.  B.A. Earth Science and Biology, 1983
Classes Taught Online
  • RLS 110 Foundations of Recreation
  • RLS 222 Recreation Program Planning
  • TOUR 212 Principles of Tourism
  • RLS 212 Principles of Interpretation
  • RLS 210 Environmental Education
  • RLS 271 Fundamentals of Recreation and Resource Management
  • RLS 285 Natural Resource Law
  • RLS 297 Cooperative Education 2-4 credits
  • RLS 280 Community & Commercial Recreation


Additional Information


  • Urban Pollinator Curriculum Guide. 2018. North Dakota Game & Fish Department
  • Wildlife of North Dakota Trunk Curriculum. 2012.  North Dakota Game & Fish Department


  • Keep North Dakota Clean Board of Directors. April 2017 - present
  • Recreation Management Advisory Committee, Dakota College at Bottineau.  2007-present


  • 30 Year Volunteer Educator Award.  North Dakota Game & Fish Dept. 2015
  • Conservation Educator of the Year 2006
  • National Project WILD Educator of the Year 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
  • North Dakota Recreation & Parks Association
  • National Recreation & Parks Association


Curriculum Vitae