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Charles Young portrait - The Hidden Figures of America's National Parks - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 28, 2022

The Hidden Figures of America’s National Parks

Throughout history, Black conservationists and naturalists have made significant but often-overlooked contributions to national parks — from Sequoia National Park in California to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. 

Muir Woods - Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 21, 2022

Historic Discrimination to Blame for Diversity Gap in US Parks, Expert Says

Many parks were defined, conceptualized and managed by powerful white elites who were racists and eugenicists. 

A person snowboarding on a mountainside - Beijing Winter Olympics a Cautionary Climate Tale, Expert Says - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Feb 10, 2022

Beijing Winter Olympics a Cautionary Climate Tale, Expert Says

The ideal conditions for winter sports are becoming increasingly scarce as climate change progresses. 

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. 

The coast of North Carolina's Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks

Oct 27, 2021

Changing Tides: Reimagining Tourism in the Outer Banks

As a tourism boom threatens the region's economic, social and environmental resources, one NC State researcher is working with communities to identify solutions. 

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. 

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. 

Red deer stag walking on a hill.

Aug 2, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

States would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation, including drawing on revenue from natural resource extraction companies and using state-level sources like lottery funds or sales taxes. 

Tourists on Main Market Square in Krakow, Poland.

Jul 30, 2021

Ask an Expert: What is Sustainable Tourism?

NC State expert Whitney Knollenberg explains how sustainable tourism development can benefit destinations.