Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
You’ll consider the impacts of recreation and tourism activities on natural resource areas and issues relating to sustainability and resilience of tourism development.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2022|
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Situate Aotearoa-New Zealand’s protected areas system within an historical context and understand its significance for conservation, recreation and tourism.
- Provide a critical overview of the characteristics of natural resource recreationists, the expectations of nature-based tourists and their impacts in multiple contexts.
- Analyse natural resource recreation in terms of ethnicity, culture, history, personal values and experiential dimensions of recreation.
- Understand and appraise strategies for addressing conflict arising from management of natural resource recreation and tourism.
- Identify and discuss the range of current visitor management issues affecting participation in and management of natural resource recreation and tourism.
- Examine the unique challenges of effective communication with visitors within natural resource settings, including knowledge of the theory and strategies associated with modifying visitor behavior.
- Critically appraise management practice, theoretical frameworks and research findings within the context of natural resource recreation and tourism.
- Understand concepts of sustainability and resilience and assess these in the context of tourism growth and development.
Dr Matthias Schellhorn
Faculty of Environment, Society and Design[email protected]