Park Operations - NRT111
As one of the core background courses in the Parks & Outdoor Recreation program, students will be introduced to a number of major park systems where employment opportunities are found. All lectures provide a systematic review of the agencies that manage parks and protected areas in Canada. In addition, the labs focus on preparing students for seasonal and full-time employment through coverage of traditional park positions. Park management objectives and current issues in parks will also be discussed, and studied through practical exercises such as the Park Investigative Report. There will be field trips scheduled throughout the term.