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Survey in progress at Cut Face Creek Wayside on Highway 61, south of Grand Marais, MN (credit: E. Seekamp).

Surveying the Effect
of Climate Change on North Shore Tourism

Dr. Erin Seekamp launched a summer survey of visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior with colleagues and students from NC State University, University of Minnesota, and Carleton College.

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Survey in progress at Cut Face Creek Wayside on Highway 61, south of Grand Marais, MN (credit: E. Seekamp).

Surveying the Effect
of Climate Change on North Shore Tourism

Dr. Erin Seekamp launched a summer survey of visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior with colleagues and students from NC State University, University of Minnesota, and Carleton College.

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Race, Ethnicity,
Urban Populations and Wildlife-dependent Recreation

Race, Ethnicity, Urban Populations, and Wildlife-Dependent Recreation: A review and Synthesis of the Literature: Click this image to access this publication[/caption] This report reviews research that describes what is known about participation in wildlife related recreation among ethnically diverse and urban populations. The report is one part of a larger cooperative project involving NC State, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Geological Survey.

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People-First Tourism
introduces NC State Students to a Local Farmer

People-First Tourism partners with Cooperative Extension to help local entrepreneurs create dignified and sustainable livelihoods glocally . In February, the NC State Sustainability Office and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service took a group of students on a half day farm visit to Daniel Dayton, one of the People-First Tourism entrepreneurs in the Wake County network. Along with networks of entrepreneurs around the world, North Carolina currently has 14 People-First Tourism networks across the state with more being developed. Daniel introduced his farm to the students while explaining the daily challenges he faces to grow fresh, high quality organic produce for high-end Triangle restaurants.   Read more about the student's visit at the People-First Tourism Blogspot.

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Duarte Morias

Outstanding Extension
Service Award

Duarte Morais was selected as one of the four winners of the Outstanding Extension Service Award and was elected to the Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement. He was honored at the annual Outreach and Extension Awards Luncheon on April 14, 2014 at the McKimmon Center.

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NC State Tourism
Extension

NC State’s Tourism Extension team is committed to enhancing tourism across the state. Our specialists and graduate students conduct research on a variety of tourism topics that provide equitable and sustainable solutions to today’s economic, social and environmental challenges. Findings from our research are the basis for a variety of programs delivered throughout rural NC, specializing in agritourism, sustainable tourism development, micro-entrepreneurship, and partnerships and collaboration. These programs assist entrepreneurs, business owners, communities, and other tourism-related organizations to improve their tourism offerings and make informed decisions based on sound research.

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Enhancing Rural Tourism Networks

Recent graduate, Jennifer Iyengar (Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management), and Erin Seekamp (Associate Professor and Tourism Specialist) have crafted a factsheet that can enhance rural tourism networks. Enhancing Rural MORE »

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