David Vela, newly named deputy director exercising the authority of the director of the National Park Service, will discuss how he plans to lead the park service into its second century at the 2019 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture this week in Clemson. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.
A team of researchers recently received a $1.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate what environmental education program characteristics matter and how they’re best delivered to maximize learning outcomes for youth participants. Researchers from Clemson University, Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina Wilmington will visit more than 500 programs based out of numerous organizations to isolate what works in what context and for whom.
The Clemson University Institute for Parks has developed a new Directors’ Leadership Academy to address pressing management needs in U.S. parks. Clemson faculty in the institute designed the academy to train current and future park leaders to meet challenges at the local, state and national park system levels.
Clemson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management recently hosted a group of scientists from across the country that convened to discuss visitor use management in parks and protected areas. Learn more about this issue from some of the greatest minds in the field!
Clemson University’s Institute for Parks honored five individuals for their life’s work helping to manage and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of local, state and national parks during the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23. Among those honored were a U.S. National Park Service regional director, the leader of an African-American […]
Brett Wright, dean emeritus of Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, now leads both a collaborative higher education effort to save wild tigers and a Clemson institute devoted to the academic study of sports sciences. With the arrival of Leslie Hossfeld as dean of the college on July 1, Wright immediately transitioned to […]
This spring, Clemson University scientist Shari Rodriguez and graduate student Diane Dotson traveled to Kanha Tiger Reserve in northern India to study the impacts of human-predator conflicts on the wellbeing of Indian people living in and around the park.
Clemson’s department of parks, recreation and tourism management has gained a veteran of South Carolina’s state parks system as faculty this fall. Phil Gaines, a Clemson alum, began his tenure as director of South Carolina State Parks in 2005 and has enjoyed a 37-year career with the parks system. This fall, Gaines will teach a […]
Clemson will host an interactive panel discussion titled “A Conversation on The Future of Conservation in America” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute. Held in conjunction with the release and launch of a national book tour for “The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Water,” by Clemson professor Gary Machlis and former National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis, the event will use the opportunity for a candid discussion on the state of American conservation and its path forward.
Director of Clemson’s Institute for Parks Bob Powell, psychology graduate student Drew Morris and Clemson psychology professor June Pilcher recently joined forces to study how the cold affects an individual mentally.
Clemson University faculty have established the Park Solutions Lab to study the social aspects and human dimensions of issues related to parks and protected areas. The lab will allow faculty to benefit from a physical space that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of capturing data related to visitor use and human-environment interactions.
Clemson University’s Institute for Parks honored a professor, a national park superintendent, a conservation program director and a university department head for their life’s work helping to manage and preserve local, state and national parks at the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon on Oct. 31. Each year, the luncheon precedes the annual Hartzog Lecture, […]
Renowned environmental and health writer Florence Williams will present the 2017 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.
Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department has appointed Wayne Freimund as chair of the department. Freimund comes from the University of Montana, where he served as interim dean and professor of parks and protected area management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.
The Institute for Parks at Clemson University held its annual George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Awards Program Oct. 25 at the Clemson First Baptist Church. The Institute for Parks awarded six individuals during the luncheon and awards program for exemplary leadership in the conservation and preservation of parks and protected areas. The program preceded the […]