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Institute for Parks Mission

Parks and protected areas in the 21st century face a wide array of social, ecological and economic challenges. To meet these challenges, parks, whether local, national or global, must be thought of as part of a complex system and be managed from an interdisciplinary perspective. We provide research, education/training, and outreach to meet these challenges and enhance park and protected area management 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.
Clemson Institute for Parks Research

Research

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Clemson Institute for Parks Training

Training

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Clemson Institute for Parks Outreach

Outreach

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Clemson Institute for Parks Connecting

People

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42nd Annual George P. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Awards

George B. Hartzog, Jr. Meet the winners of this year's George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Awards program. Six awards were virtually presented to recognize exemplary leadership in addressing environmental issues and concerns.

Read about this year's award recipients

Upcoming Events

DEC2

Engineering and Science Education Graduate Certificate Program on...

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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DEC4

Tigers Advance Trailblazers Program

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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DEC8

Emeritus College Online Seminar with Dr. Darren Linvill

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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