The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an MS or PhD-level research assistantship beginning Fall 2020. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Lincoln Larson on a study evaluating diverse college students’ beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to wildlife conservation and wildlife-related recreation activities (e.g., hunting, fishing, wildlife watching).
The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an M.S. or Ph.D.-level assistantship beginning in Fall 2020. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Lincoln Larson and Dr. Caren Cooper to study examine volunteer engagement trajectories across multiple citizen science projects, the factors that motivate these shifts, and the diverse benefits that volunteers derive as engagement deepens.
This newspaper article details a study from researchers at North Carolina State University that found a link between climate change education for middle school children and an increased concern for climate problems for their parents.
The Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Department at NC State is hiring a graduate student to work on a USDA NIFA funded project investigating the role of agritourism in building agricultural literacy and promoting the purchasing of local foods. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team on this multi-year project.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University invites applications for MS or PhD students interested in studying how citizen science-based environmental education may build environmental literacy among K-12 students and how these efforts may help adults and communities prioritize data-driven environmental decision making.
The College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University invites applications for 1 M.S. and 1 Ph.D. assistantship beginning in Fall 2018. Successful applicants will work under the supervision of Dr. Caren Cooper (Dept. of Foresty and Environmental Resources) and Dr. Lincoln Larson (Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management) on an NSF-funded project designed to increase the capacity of citizen science projects to achieve scientific, learning, and conservation goals.
We are currently recruiting two PhD students to join a dynamic team working on a USDA AFRI NIFA-funded project to strengthen local food systems through agritourism. Specifically, we will investigate how agritourism - visiting farms for recreation and/or education - may build agricultural literacy among children, and how that knowledge may “trickle up” to parents to encourage purchasing local foods.