Clemson University Institute for Parks

Improving Park Management

CUIP Training & Development Program in Delaware State Parks Antarctica Research Tracking Magnificent Frigatebirds Through the Carribean Photo Tag Here Photo Tag Here

Dr. Patrick Jodice and a research team will use satellite and GPS technology to track Magnificent Frigatebirds throughout their annual cycle and map their use of parks and protected areas throughout the Caribbean.

CUIP Fellows Jim Spencer and Tim Green, CUIP Director Bob Powell, and graduate students Katie Krafte and Maddie Duda visited Northern Vietnam to conduct research designed to aid in the development of a regional plan for Dong Van Karst International Geopark.

The 2015 featured speaker for the George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Lecture Series is Dr. Julian Agyeman, originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability.

The Institute for Parks at Clemson University provides a comprehensive program of research, education, training and outreach that enhances the management of the world’s parks and protected areas, while concurrently increasing the global public’s understanding of the natural, cultural and recreational value of these treasured resources. It accomplishes this by:
  • providing research to inform more effective and efficient management decisions;

  • increasing individual and institutional capacity through transformative leadership education and training programs;

  • connecting the global park community and delivering just-in-time knowledge through an innovative Internet network — The Open Parks Network; and

  • promoting the relevance of parks and protected areas to a rapidly changing, multicultural, global society.

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