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Chapter 3 - Recreation Courses

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U.S. Forest Service

Course Title: Natural Resources Recreation Planning

Course Number: PRLS 531

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service (USDA at George Mason University)

Course Description: This course examines the origins and evolution of recreation use philosophy and the policies and service of public estate management. Planning for a spectrum of opportunities, from wilderness to developed sites, is discussed, with attention to financial consideration and to sustainable use of cultural and visual resources. (3 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course. There are extension possibilities for an additional cost.

Course Fee: $510

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Natural resources, recreation, planning

 

Course Title: Visitor Services: New Directions

Course Number: PRLS 533

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service

Course Description: This course examines the motivation of resource-based recreation participants. Topics include visitors' expectations and perceptions, with emphasis on implication for service, quality, staff training, and other management responsibilities; use and user conflicts and displacement; information and interpretive service; and human and other interpretive service resources. The course is a problem- based learning experience taught in collaborative groups over the Internet. (3 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended. Students must have a Pentium computer available with a connection to the Internet and at least Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.0. Regularly scheduled meetings with group members (synchronous Internet chats) are required. Students will be assigned to groups of four on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course. are extension possibilities for an additional cost.

Course Fee: $510

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Recreation

 

Course Title: Evaluating Recreation Outcome

Course Number: PRLS 535

Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Forest Service

Course Description: Emphasis is placed on program evaluation and assessment of recreation benefits. The course content includes designing programs and services that incorporate meaningful measures and both quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies. (3 credits)

Target Audience: Administrators, mid-level professionals

Attendance Restrictions: Government experience recommended.

Course Length: The length of time to complete the course depends on course content and experience of the learner. Learners have 6 months from receipt of course materials to complete the course. There are extension possibilities for an additional cost.

Course Fee: $510

Contact Information:
Distance Learning Program
George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Room 312
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 993-8301
Fax: (703) 993-8300
Website: http://dlp.gmu.edu

Keywords: Recreation

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