This course examines the relationship between tourism, outdoor recreation and the management and conservation of natural resources. The central concepts of sustainability and sustainable development in working with communities, other resource based industries and visitors to natural resource based areas are studied. Planning and management strategies to maximize benefits and minimize impact to ecosystems, communities and visits are addressed. The roles of various agencies and organizations managing natural resources are examined in terms of their tourism/outdoor recreation roles.
This course is a continuation of TRMP 150 with a special emphasis on assessing recreation needs, planning, implementing and evaluating programs. It builds upon the foundations of program development established in TRMP 150. Students are introduced to needs assessment research methods and develop a research project from start to finish. Development of a questionnaire, administering a questionnaire, evaluation and interpretation of research data and writing a research report are explored.
This course examines methods of obtaining funding and community support through presentations, both oral and written. The focus is on obtaining grants, foundation funding and sponsorship, not on fundraising.
Previous Work and Job Skills 095 will recognize documented past work experience or current work experience as part of the course content. Students reflect on what they have done at their jobs and do exercises to help them demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired. They also use this knowledge to continue on their learning pathway. In addition, students will review health and safety, effective communication, workplace ethics, and labour relations. This course can also help students develop strategies for transitioning into new jobs.