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Ariel Kelly, a Park and Recreation graduate who is a park ranger at Yosemite National Park, was interviewed as part of a program feature that highlights beautiful places in America.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Management challenges the mind and body

Work in a natural resource oriented profession which combines stewardship of the resource and concurrently encourage people to become informed and able outdoor recreation enthusiasts

Steward of Nature
 
Degrees

This program emphasizes knowledge and skills related to managing natural resources as providing leadership opportunities for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.


Recreation Club students volunteer to construct a new cross-country ski trail. This exercise gives our students a chance to practice both recreation and natural resource management.

 


CLIMBING CLASS EXPLORES AN ABANDONED QUARRY- Jessica Brogan, left, works her way up a limestone rock face as fellow student Amy Zeiger manages - or belays - a safety line. Both are in an LSSU recreation class that recently rappelled an abandoned quarry about 25 miles southwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Classes have been going to the Scott Quarry site for seven years, last used to mine limestone about 60 years ago. Brogan is a junior in liberal studies from Brethren, Mich. Zeiger is a senior in psychology from Lansing. (Mary LaVictor)

"I think the one thing I enjoy most about the Parks and Recreation program is that it not only ensures that I can live out my dream of working outdoors, but also it allows me to spend most of my collegiate career learning in those same environments. The program is very hands-on."

--Jamie Elliott
Parks and Recreation student,
Alpha Chi National Honor Society Member

 

  
Careers

Our Parks and Recreation program focuses on human resource management in the outdoor environment including national and state parks.

  • Park Ranger
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Interpreter
  • Recreation Technician
  • Instructor/Guide
  • Game Reserve Manager
  • Eco-Tourism Entrepreneur

Average Salary of Graduates (NACE)

  • $27,645

*Based on survey of 2004-2006 LSSU graduates
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Mobile Software Development - Daifuku Webb, Osaka, Japan

Collin Baker

The project was to develop a mobile application to work on smart phones via Bluetooth to replace an old, bulky pendant used for moving autonomously-guided vehicles manually. The idea was not to be able to do it remotely, but simply eliminate the cost of the pendant. The project consisted of two stages: (1) Learn the Android Software Development Kit; (2) Develop a marketable application. The safe operation of the vehicle was critical.

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