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Tag: parks recreation and tourism management

work table and garden plots in a large fenced-in area

Jul 22, 2020

A Research Roadmap for Bringing Nature to Schools

Green schoolyards could be a huge boost for kids. These researchers want to prove it. 

People in a New York City park

Jun 24, 2019

NYC Park Study Compares Crime Reports, Kids’ Park Use

Community health researchers saw fewer elementary-age kids, particularly girls, in New York City public parks following crime reports. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

children on sofa with devices

Oct 22, 2018

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. 

Apr 12, 2018

Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces

Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents. 

Jan 30, 2018

Designing Greenways for Diverse Users

Researchers hit the trails to find out who's using urban greenways for recreation. Their results can help improve greenway design. 

Oct 24, 2017

What Motivates College Students to Play Pokémon Go?

Playing Pokémon Go gets students moving, including those who aren't gamers. Public health experts say that's a good thing. 

Oct 11, 2017

Walkable Neighborhoods Linked With More Active Older Adults 

NC State research explores ways to build neighborhoods where older adults can stay active and age in place. 

Sep 13, 2017

Who Wins? Outcomes of Olympic-sized Events

Do events like the Olympics bring the positive attention, new infrastructure and lasting local benefits that countries use to justify the costs? NC State professor Jason Bocarro examines the legacies of mega events. 

Mar 7, 2017

Study Finds Knowledge Gaps on Protecting Cultural Sites From Climate Change

North Carolina's Cape Lookout is among the sites at risk. 

The daughter of Aaron Hipp — co-principal investigator on the childhood obesity grant — and her friends at the park.

Oct 14, 2016

A Healthy Start for All

Natural resources researchers team up on a national project to end childhood obesity and its racial disparities. 

Mar 1, 2016

Guiding, Giving Motivate PGM’s Colby

NC State alumna Susan Colby has enjoyed serving her alma mater, through her work with the College of Natural Resources Professional Golf Management program, through university service and through guidance to students. 

Fall colors on Elk Knob summit

Oct 6, 2014

Roads Less Traveled: Fall Family Trips off the Beaten Path

North Carolina's extended fall offers plenty of chances to enjoy the colorful foliage on family outings from the mountains to the coast. 

Jun 24, 2014

Floyd to Head PRTM

Meet Myron Floyd, a pioneering researcher in natural resource sociology and outdoor recreation, who takes the helm of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management next month. 

Sep 20, 2012

Putting Rural Tourism on the Map

A new NC State initiative helps rural businesses connect with urban sophisticate tourists. Take a field trip with the Bulletin and People-First Tourism.