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Category: Research

Mayberry Spirits in Mt Airy, NC

Apr 6, 2022

From Peruvian Pisco to Mayberry Moonshine: Researching the Growth of Craft Spirits

Claudia Gil Arroyo recently defended her PhD dissertation: The Contributions of Craft Beverage Tourism to Sustainable Development and Destination Image Formation. A doctoral student in the department of parks, recreation… 

Traffic light sign under water

Mar 28, 2022

Gaps Found in Research on ‘Climate Gentrification’

Climate change, and policies related to it, are displacing vulnerable communities. But a new analysis of research on this phenomenon – called “climate gentrification” – finds that there is a lack of long-term research that examines these issues. What’s more, the analysis finds that members of vulnerable communities under study are not being given a… 

Musher with huskies on snowy trail

Mar 10, 2022

PRTM Hosts Timely Seminar on Transformative Tourism

NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) hosted the first seminar of 2022 on February 25th featuring Joelle Soulard, assistant professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism… 

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. 

Jones Lake State Park, circa 1940s

Feb 3, 2022

Tracking Injustice in the History of U.S. Public Parks

A study led by an NC State researcher traces patterns of injustice in the creation of public parks in the United States. 

Victoria Fuda talking in front of a screen with an image from Thailand.

Dec 14, 2021

What It Means To Think and Do: Turning Passion Into a Career

Victoria Fuda graduates this month with some incredible experience under her belt, thanks to private support. 

Map of a Brooklyn playground showing areas of high and low youth activity

Dec 1, 2021

Introducing the Center for Geospatial Analytics’ New Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications

The Center is pleased to welcome Aaron Hipp to its team of associate directors, in a new leadership role focused on enhancing research collaborations at the intersection of geospatial analytics and the social sciences. 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nov 22, 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.