With an internationally recognized faculty, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is committed to being a leader in research. Our faculty’s academic experience, diverse expertise and creative insights not only lead to healthier, more sustainable communities but also serve as a world-class environment for students interested in gaining both theoretical and practical experience in their chosen fields.
We work to foster positive tourism development that conserves natural resources, promotes socio-cultural integrity and stimulates economic development.
Geoanalytics for People, Places and Nature
We use spatial modeling and visualization tools to examine the role that space and time play in the management of outdoor spaces and the creation of recreational opportunities.
Environmental Education and Communication
We aim to ensure everyday people understand the science behind complex environmental challenges so they can make better choices and help work toward solutions.
We examine global connections between recreation, conservation, human health and quality of life.
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Jun 16, 2021
An Olympic-Sized Problem
Despite the Olympics' mission to inspire international unity and peace through sport, the event has faced criticism from advocacy organizations over human rights violations committed by host cities and their...
Jun 7, 2021
Five Questions with Park Ranger and Superintendent Rebecca Harriett
In her 38 years with the National Park Service, Harriett held multiple positions at parks, monuments and historic sites across the nation.