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Parks Recreation and Tourism Management

Carson Shaner talks to a softball player on the field.

Jun 10, 2024

5 Questions with Director of Softball Operations Carson Shaner

Shaner graduated from NC State in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and in 2023 with a master's degree in parks, recreation, tourism and sport management.

Bond Lammey stands in front of the Grand Canyon.

May 8, 2024

Bond Lammey Charts New Course with Online Parks and Recreation Program

Lammey moved from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh in the fall of 2022 to join the online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree program.

Two birds perched on a tree branch.

May 7, 2024

Birdwatching Can Help Students Improve Mental Health, Reduce Distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not.

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May 6, 2024

Pack Reflections: Celebrating the Spring Class of 2024

Get to know five students from this year’s graduating class as they discuss their NC State journeys.

Julia Egler holding her garduation cap while posing beside the NC State Wellness and Recreation Center entrance sign.

May 6, 2024

Pack Reflections: Julia Egler ’24

Julia Egler graduated with a bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism management. She was recently hired by the City of Raleigh to serve as assistant director of the Lake Lynn Park and Community Center.

A student in a classroom wears a virtual reality headset.

Mar 28, 2024

Immersive VR Tours Promote Inclusive Recreation

NC State professor Nathan Williams embraces virtual reality in his courses to advocate for inclusive outdoor recreation.

Mar 14, 2024

Tourism is Booming in Raleigh. Here’s Why

Raleigh is becoming one of North America's top destinations, according to one NC State professor.

A hunter standing in a field.

Mar 13, 2024

Experts Share Strategies for Recruiting Hunters on College Campuses

Research shows that college campuses offer prime habitat for hunter recruitment efforts.

A group of people sitting at a table.

Mar 12, 2024

Exchange Program Promotes Positive Youth Development Through Sports

A cultural exchange program led by NC State aims to improve the capacity of coaches to implement youth soccer programs focused on the holistic development of participants.

A trail leading into a forest.

Mar 4, 2024

New Partnership Supports Workforce Pathways for Youth in Parks and Recreation

NC State has partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association to deliver job training and develop summer and year-round workforce pathway opportunities for youth.