Park Operations

Park Operations - NRT148

This course introduces students to how protected areas operate and are managed as parks. Activities incorporate the operations and management of federal, provincial, and municipal parks with a focus on preparing students for meaningful employment. Case studies will be used to learn about the roles and responsibilities of parks employees. The Ontario Parks system will be studied in detail including history, conservation, management objectives, and current issues. Field trips scheduled throughout the semester will complement classroom learning and provide a practical park operation experience where possible, including the end of season shutdown of a provincial park.