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May 17, 2022

COVID-19 Deepened the Political Divide on Conservation, Study Finds

American voters are growing further apart in their attitudes and opinions surrounding conservation, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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… 

Lake Raleigh, blue sky and clouds reflecting on lake, boat ramp on left, tree overhanging lake

Apr 20, 2022

How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

NC State associate professors Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp discuss the role of parks and green spaces in promoting physical and mental well-being. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

Mar 22, 2022

LeadHERship 2022 Celebrates and Inspires Women in Parks and Recreation

Women working in parks and recreation throughout and beyond North Carolina gathered at the Durham Armory on March 16th for several days of networking, celebrating and mentoring. Created in 2011,…