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Bond Lammey at Grand Canyon National Park

May 8, 2024

Bond Lammey Charts New Course with Online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management 

Bond Lammey finds new direction with online Master of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management degree program.

May 3, 2024

Birdwatching can help students improve mental health, reduce distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not. Birdwatching in particular yielded promising results, with higher gains in subjective well-being and more reduction in distress than more generic nature exposure, such as walks. Because birdwatching is an easily accessible activity, the results…

An NC State student studying abroad enjoys a guided paragliding outing over Switzerland.

Apr 8, 2024

It’s a Wolfpack World

NC State may call North Carolina home, but our impact spans the globe. Explore the research, programs and initiatives helping advance our mission on all seven continents.

A student in a classroom wears a virtual reality headset - Immersive VR Tours Promote Inclusive Recreation - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Mar 27, 2024

Immersive VR Tours Promote Inclusive Recreation

Using student-created virtual reality (VR) tours to explore recreation activities throughout North Carolina, this grant helped promote VR experiences as a fun and engaging form of recreation.

View of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina with blue sky background.

Mar 14, 2024

Tourism is Booming in Raleigh. Here’s Why

Raleigh is becoming one of North America’s top destinations, according to one NC State professor.

Mar 13, 2024

Experts Share Strategies for Recruiting Hunters on College Campuses

Research shows that college campuses offer prime habitat for hunter recruitment efforts.

A group of people sitting at a table - Exchange Program Promotes Positive Youth Development Through Sports - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Mar 13, 2024

Exchange Program Promotes Positive Youth Development Through Sports

A cultural exchange program led by NC State aims to improve the capacity of coaches to implement youth soccer programs focused on the holistic development of participants.

researchers on a boat - Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Feb 14, 2024

Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a future where people, ecosystems and economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. We spoke with Goodnight Distinguished Professor and CRSI Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn about the CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate.

London Thomas holding a red flag - NC State Sport Management Student is Super Bowl-Bound - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Feb 5, 2024

NC State Sport Management Student is Super Bowl-Bound

London Thomas will work behind the scenes to ensure that America’s biggest sporting event is memorable for thousands of football fans.

A football on a field - Super Bowl: A Money Machine, But for Whom? - Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at NC State University

Feb 5, 2024

Super Bowl: A Money Machine, But for Whom?

NC State professor Mike Edwards breaks down the socioeconomic impact of the NFL’s annual championship game.