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Dec 1, 2022

Antarctica Day Recognizes the Anniversary of the Signing of the Antarctic Treaty

Antarctica Day is celebrated on December 1st, yet this annual event is probably not on your calendar and you may not own a True South Flag. The celebration started only… 

Visitors paddling on the Coharie River in Sampson County, NC

Nov 17, 2022

Paddling with the Coharie Tribe: A People-First Tourism Experience

One part tourism research lab and one part business, People-First Tourism (P1tLab) is a social start-up created via professors at NC State. It is both a movement and a company that… 

Corey Johnson taking a break on a hike

Oct 12, 2022

Faculty Feature: Meet Corey Johnson

Corey Johnson was named the Karla A. Henderson Distinguished Professor, the first funded distinguished professorship in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State’s College of Natural Resources.… 

Curling USA Team Members on the Ice

Sep 13, 2022

USA Curling Partners with NC State to Conduct National Survey

The sport of curling has experienced unprecedented growth over the past several years, and with this growth, it is important to understand who is partaking in the sport, how often… 

Person holding a plant

Aug 5, 2022

A Tree Planter’s Guide to Environmental Justice

In a recent paper, researchers from NC State described a series of environmental justice strategies to guide tree planting, greening or park planning efforts

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Aug 5, 2022

New Karla A. Henderson Distinguished Professor Named

Corey Johnson comes to NC State from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where he is a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. He teaches courses on inclusive social justice, recreation, gender and sexuality, qualitative research methods, and the philosophy of science. 

The NC State football team takes to the field against Clemson in 2021. Photo by Marc Hall

Jun 27, 2022

Expert: College Athletics Offer Platform for Promoting Sustainable Behavior

Higher education institutions can use their athletic programs to promote sustainable behavior among fans, according to NC State expert Jonathan Casper. 

Erin Seekamp at NC Coast

Jun 8, 2022

Erin Seekamp Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

NC State’s College of Natural Resources, along with the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, announced that Erin Seekamp, a professor of parks, recreation and tourism management and an extension tourism specialist in… 

Apr 22, 2022

Homegrown 2022 Brings PRTM Community Together for Awards and Celebrations

A cherished annual tradition, the Alumni & Friends Celebration for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) was put on hold during the pandemic, so last week’s gathering… 

Penguins in Antarctica

Apr 12, 2022

Some See Antarctica as ‘Last Chance’ Destination; for Others, It’s a Backdrop

Travel to nature-based destinations to socialize is a growing trend in tourism, and it was a significant pre-pandemic motivator for travel to Antarctica.