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
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
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