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Children in nature - Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 1, 2021

Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools

NC State researchers found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake County. 

Faculty Profile: Kathryn Stevenson is Connecting Youth, Nature and Communities through Environmental Education, College of Natural Resources, Kathryn Stevenson, feature

Jul 6, 2021

Faculty Feature: Meet Assistant Professor Kathryn Stevenson

Stevenson is the director of NC State’s Environmental Education Lab and an assistant professor of parks, recreation and tourism management. 

Caitlin Reilly - Graduation to Vocation: Connecting Youth to Agriculture - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 10, 2021

Graduation to Vocation: Caitlin Reilly is Connecting Youth to Agriculture

Reilly will graduate in May 2021 with a master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management and a minor in human dimensions of natural resources. After graduation, Reilly will serve as assistant director of the outdoor education program at Davidson College. 

Students picked up trash at the beach in New Hanover County.

Apr 20, 2021

Officials, Voters, Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

An NC State study shows voters and leaders showed more concern about trash in the ocean after kids' presentations. 

Muddy Sneakers program uses the outdoors to engage kids in science.

Apr 8, 2021

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

NC State researchers found an outdoor science program was linked to higher average grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina. 

Chase Conner feature

Jan 20, 2021

Five Questions with Chamber of Commerce Director Chase Conner

Environmental sciences graduate Chase Conner is fostering a sense of community in his home town. 

Connecting Environmental Youth Summits for Increased Impact, College of Natural Resources, Lauren Gibson, feature

Aug 27, 2020

Connecting Environmental Youth Summits to Increase Impact

Lauren Gibson, recently named a National Geographic Young Explorer, seeks to empower young people to solve environmental problems. 

Silhouette of a child fishing - To Bond with Nature, Kids Need Solitary Activities Outdoors - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 5, 2020

To Bond with Nature, Kids Need Solitary Activities Outdoors

A new study found solitary activities like hunting, fishing or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. 

work table and garden plots in a large fenced-in area

Jul 23, 2020

A Research Roadmap for Bringing Nature to Schools

Green schoolyards could be a huge boost for kids. These researchers want to prove it. 

5 Questions with Environmental Educator Theo Combos, College of Natural Resources, Theo Combos, feature

Jun 23, 2020

Five Questions with Environmental Educator Theo Combos

We sat down with Theo Combos, a 2018 Parks, Recreation and Tourism alumnus, to talk about his experiences in environmental education.