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Parks Recreation and Tourism Management

Old Trafford stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Photo by Alex Motoc via Unsplash.

Jan 17, 2023

How To Study Sport Programs and Facilities in the United Kingdom

NC State students will engage with sport industry professionals and scholars to gain an international perspective on sport programs and sustainable facility management. 

NC State graduate Daniel Lussier

Jan 16, 2023

PRTSM Online Grad Appreciates His Journey Spanning Three Decades

Daniel Lussier '22 shares the story of how he discovered his career path with the help of the online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sports Management degree program at NC State. 

Kids pick up trash on the beach

Jan 13, 2023

Study: Bilingual Kids Could Lead In Ocean Environmental Action

Participation in environmental education programs can motivate children across diverse language groups to act responsibly toward the environment, a recent study from North Carolina State University researchers suggests. 

Metal wolf sculpture along the stairwell in the Reynolds Coliseum Walk of Fame.

Jan 11, 2023

NC State Professor Part of Global Initiative to Make Sports More Sustainable

Jonathan Casper is one of the co-authors of “Sports for Nature,” a report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme to set a baseline for “nature conscious work” in the sport sector.  

Julianne Reas

Dec 2, 2022

Five Questions with Global Change Fellow Julianne Reas

Reas, a second-year graduate student in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, is working to better understand the drivers of conservation action on local and global levels. 

Two men talk in the background with a video camera on a tripod in the foreground

Dec 1, 2022

New Multimedia Story Map Shares Experiences of Veterans in Fire Management

A new interactive story map produced by NC State researchers highlights the experience of five Army and Marine Corps veterans who worked as part of the Veterans Fire Corps to protect landmarks with the National Park Service. 

Gentoo penguins on a stony beach on Danco Island in the Antarctic Peninsula with a Quark Expeditions ship in the background.

Nov 30, 2022

Antarctica’s Tourism Boom Could Be Stressing Out Penguins

NC State researchers recently found that common tourism behaviors could be disturbing the chinstrap and gentoo penguins of Barrientos Island in the Antarctic Peninsula. 

Students and faculty conduct water testing in Schenck Forest

Nov 15, 2022

Growing Tomorrow’s Natural Resource Leaders

In the College of Natural Resources, planet Earth provides the classroom, and nature’s bounty the curriculum — but it’s the people who set it apart. 

Oct 5, 2022

Park Scholar Isaac Drown Talks About His Journey to NC State

Drown, who is majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management, is one of 42 NC State students to be named to the 27th class of Park Scholars. 

Three people view a waterfall

Sep 21, 2022

How Outdoor Adventures Can Help Students Bond

Facing adversity on outdoor adventures helped students make meaningful connections, even across differences, an NC State study found.