Longtime PRM Canoeing and Whitewater Rescue Instructor, Sam Fowlkes, is featured in the November issue of the American Canoeing Association’s Paddle publication. Fowlkes has been a recognized leader in paddlesports for 40 years and has recieved multiple awards and honors over his career. His contributions include curriculum development, programming and instructional mentorship. Read the entire article here: https://issuu.com/_aca/docs/paddle_emag_november_2018_final
The 26th Annual Adventure Education Conference was held at UNCA on November 2. Over 50 PRM and RTH students attended the conference along with faculty members; Andrew Bobilya, Debby Singleton, Callie Schultz, Glenn Middleton, Maurice Phipps, and Jennifer Hinton. PRM students presented two presentations. “Star Power Stimulation: Poverty within Recreation” led by Tayler Carrigan and Krista Patton. “Partnering with Outside Agencies” presented by Seth Blanton, Emily Dobson, and Allie Pratt.
Parks and Recreation Management has received an Intentional Learning Grant for the course, PRM 321: Interpretation and Environmental Education. The grant, sponsored by the Office of the Provost will allow students to experience a unique, immersive opportunity through a four day service learning project on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA.
Parks and Recreation Management faculty members Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Professor Emeritus Dr. Maurice Phipps presented workshops at the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and Wilderness Education Association (WEA) joint conference in Snowbird, Utah October 23-27, 2018. Dr. Bobilya was also honored by the WEA as the Outdoor Educator of the Year.
Debby Singleton (PRM Faculty) and Jake Burcaw (PRM student) presented “Hungry Hippos to Harry Potter: Move More through Pop Culture” at the annual NC Recreation & Parks Association conference held in Winston Salem, October 24-26. The workshop focused on how to use pop culture to create engaging and fun physical activities. Ms. Singleton also presented a workshop entitled, “Strategies for the Life-Work Pendulum”.
Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Dr. Resa Chandler, WCU faculty in PRM and HPE, recently published a paper with co-authors from Prescott College, Montreat College and the Millbrook School titled “The Effect of an Outdoor Orientation Program on Participants’ Biophilic Expressions” in the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. For more information go to: https://link.springer.com/journal/42322/21/2/page/1