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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Sep 15, 2021
Five Questions with National Park Service Guide Taylor Richardson
Taylor Richardson '19 talks about her time at the College of Natural Resources and how it prepared her to work as a park guide for the National Mall and Memorial...
Aug 27, 2021
A Summer of Learning
College of Natural Resources students build on classroom knowledge through internships, summer camps and more.