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Tag: parks and recreation

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. 

Wild fox

Jul 30, 2021

This Is How College Students Think We Could Pay for Wildlife Conservation in the U.S.

A recent study suggests U.S. college students would support new ways of paying for wildlife conservation. 

Muddy Sneakers program uses the outdoors to engage kids in science.

Apr 6, 2021

For Girls, Learning Science Outside Linked to Better Grades, Knowledge

NC State researchers found an outdoor science program was linked to higher average grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina. 

Flooding in Venice.

Nov 13, 2020

Preserving Cultural and Historic Treasures in a Changing Climate May Mean Transforming Them

Saving cultural and historic sites from climate change will require a new approach to heritage preservation, an NC State expert argues. 

Overhead view of stadium

Nov 13, 2020

Sport and the Environment: What is the Connection?

Sport can negatively impact the environment, something teams and colleges across the country are working to remedy. 

Flooding in Venice.

Aug 10, 2020

Landmarks Facing Climate Threats Could ‘Transform,’ Expert Says

Researchers asked whether iconic locations threatened by climate change should be allowed to transform. 

Illustration of people in a city park

Jun 25, 2019

Can Parks Help Cities Fight Crime?

A study of green space and parks in the 300 largest U.S. cities reveals what helps lower the risk of crime. 

Feb 23, 2017

Could Greenways Help Fight Chicago Crime?

A crime decrease in neighborhoods surrounding a Chicago greenway built on an abandoned railway line offers a ray of hope amid troubling trends in the Windy City.