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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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Failing Infiltrator Chamber Septic Systems in Chippewa County

Jordan Lechowicz

The Chippewa County Health Department has been having an issue with chamber system septic drainage systems failing prematurely. These chambers serve the same purpose as the traditional pipe and stone drainage system but take up less space and don’t require the installation of stone, making them attractive to homeowners. To help find out why these chambers have been failing prematurely, homeowners were asked to take a survey outlining their basic water quality and usages. Homeowners were also asked to submit a tap water sample to be analyzed for ion concentration using ion chromatography. The survey results showed no negligence on the homeowner’s septic care, but the sample size may be too small for the survey to reveal any useful patterns. Ion analysis found that of the ions tested, all were found to be within the limits set by the health department for satisfactory water quality. More ions and a larger sample size are needed to better understand the problem faced by the Chippewa County Health Department.

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