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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. 

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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… 

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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. 

Jan 10, 2022

Meet the Faculty: Department Head and Professor Rasul Mowatt

Mowatt was recently named head of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State. His appointment began on December 1, 2020. 

PRTM Associate Department Head Kim Bush and Student Sydney Jordan

Dec 2, 2021

Tips for Teaching in a Pandemic

The final seminar for PRTM featured several award-winning teaching faculty sharing stories and strategies for providing quality education during this challenging and dynamic period. Assembled under the now infamous ‘big… 

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Dec 2, 2021

CNR Names New PRTM Department Head

Nationally recognized author, Rasul Mowatt is a renowned professor dedicated to researching social justice and the geographies of race. He recently published a new book titled The Geographies of Threat… 

Nov 9, 2021

2020-2021 Awards and Honors

NC State’s faculty, staff, students and alumni received recognition for their accomplishments over the past year. Following is a list of awards and honors recently earned by the Parks, Recreation and…