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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. 

NC State student Micaela Nardino poses for a photo in front of the Twiddy and Company headquarters in Corolla, North Carolina.

Aug 5, 2022

Twiddy Intern Micaela Nardino is Promoting Outer Banks Tourism

This article is part of the Not Your Average Summer series highlighting the internship experiences of both undergraduate and graduate students from the NC State College of Natural Resources. Micaela Nardino is a rising senior studying sustainable tourism and environmental sciences in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. This summer, Nardino is interning with… 

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. 

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Jun 9, 2022

How Inflation is Impacting North Carolina’s Tourism Industry

With only half of Americans comfortable with air travel due to the pandemic, North Carolina has an opportunity to capitalize on the heightened travel demand. 

NC State student Massey Stichter poses in a graduation cap and gown

May 2, 2022

Graduation to Vocation: Massey Stichter is Promoting Outdoor Recreation

Upon graduation, Stichter will work as an outdoor adventure guide for The Road Less Traveled. 

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. 

Penguins in Antarctica

Apr 12, 2022

The COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Research and Tourism, Even in Antarctica

An NC State researcher spoke about the pandemic’s impact on his work studying how tourists can impact penguins in Antarctica. 

From left: Lori, Jon and James Worthington

Mar 29, 2022

New Scholarship Established for Parks and Recreation Students

For NC State alumni James “Jake” Worthington, donor support was pivotal in helping him pursue his lifetime dream of becoming a recreational and commercial fisherman in the Outer Banks. Now his parents, Jon and Lori, are #GivingPack to help other NC State students pursue their dreams.