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Tag: parks recreation and tourism management

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sep 29, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

Wildlife management can play a role in the spread of zoonotic disease..

Jun 2, 2021

Study Offers Insights for Communicating About Wildlife, Zoonotic Disease Amid COVID-19

An NC State study found a link between the perception of information about zoonotic diseases and the message frame. 

A female hunter.

May 10, 2021

The Next Generation of Hunters Could Look Different

A study led by NC State researchers found a diverse group of potential hunters in a survey of college students. 

Flooding sign in Railroad, North Carolina.

May 10, 2021

Seeking Inclusive Strategies To Help Coastal Communities Adjust, Plan for Sea-Level Rise

NC State researchers report on injustices that threaten rural, coastal communities’ ability to adapt to climate change impacts. 

Students picked up trash at the beach in New Hanover County.

Apr 15, 2021

Officials, Voters, Show More Concern About Plastic Waste in Ocean After Kids’ Presentations

An NC State study shows voters and leaders showed more concern about trash in the ocean after kids' presentations. 

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. 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mar 30, 2021

Analysis: Studies of U.S. National Parks Are Trending Down, Focused on Popular Parks

Research conducted in U.S. national parks has focused largely on five iconic parks, an analysis from NC State researchers found. 

Kids playing at sunset

Mar 8, 2021

For Teens, Outdoor Recreation During Pandemic Linked to Improved Well-Being

A study from North Carolina State University found outdoor play and nature-based activities helped buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for adolescents. 

A person goes for a jog in the morning.

Jan 12, 2021

Study Finds Risk Factors Linked to COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts for College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Public park.

Dec 21, 2020

Study Identifies Amenities Parents Want in Public Parks

Parents from diverse backgrounds value parks that offer playgrounds, sports fields and green spaces, and safety, according to a survey from NC State researchers. 

The Arthur family arrives in Chicago.

Nov 30, 2020

Study Spotlights Black Social Reformer, Parks and Rec Pioneer, on Chicago’s South Side

In a new paper, researchers highlight the contributions of Ada S. McKinley to the parks and recreation and settlement house movements. 

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. 

Aspen trees in the Colorado mountains.

Sep 16, 2020

Colorado’s Famous Aspens Expected to Decline Due to Climate Change

NC State researchers predict quaking aspen trees, known for their brilliant foliage in fall, will visibly decline along three scenic drives in Colorado. 

family in silhouette

Sep 3, 2020

How Kids Are Inspiring Adults to Address Climate Change

Why? Because parents listen to their children.