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Jordan Hall at First Tee - Triangle event - Five Questions with First Tee Programs Director Jordan Hall - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 14, 2022

Five Questions with First Tee Programs Director Jordan Hall

Hall, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in business administration in 2016, is working to empower kids and teens through golf at First Tee - Triangle in Raleigh. 

Park bench - Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 6, 2021

Outdoor Activity Tied to Mental Health of Teens, Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

In two new studies, researchers from NC State found declines in outdoor activity and park use during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic were linked to young adults’, teens’ mental health. 

Johnston County Parks - Alumni Form Nonprofit Dedicated to Supporting Parks, Recreation, Open Spaces and the Arts - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 30, 2021

Alumni Form Nonprofit Dedicated to Supporting Parks, Recreation, Open Spaces and the Arts

The Friends of Johnston County Parks group is working to expand recreational opportunities in Clayton, Smithfield and surrounding communities. 

Oct 11, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

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. 

fall foliage along lake

Sep 27, 2021

5 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in North Carolina Without the Crowds

From Carvers Creek State Park to Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, North Carolina is home to a variety of crowd-free destinations that are sure to provide a good show of fall color. 

Woman and child walking in a park - 4 Low-Cost Ways To Create Safe Public Spaces Where All Kids Can Play - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 6, 2021

4 Low-Cost Ways To Create Safe Public Spaces Where All Kids Can Play

NC State associate professor Aaron Hipp and other experts describe four ways for communities to create opportunities for more play for children. 

A female hunter - The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 12, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A new survey led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students. 

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. 

Kids playing at sunset - For Teens, Outdoor Recreation During the Pandemic Linked to Improved Well-Being - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 15, 2021

For Teens, Outdoor Recreation During the Pandemic Linked to Improved Well-Being

A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents.