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Tag: parks recreation and tourism management

Kids playing at sunset.

Mar 8, 2021

For Teens, Outdoor Recreation During the 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. 

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.