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.