Limited assistantships and independent studies are available. Priority is given to master’s students enrolled in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Students should have a strong interest in municipal parks and excellent project management skills. Assistantship and independent study projects emphasize applied learning in which research is conducted or utilized to create educational materials and technical reports that assist communities and constituents in addressing relevant issues. Students working with the program should excel at both applied research and the ability to translate science into meaningful, relevant outreach materials for our audiences.
Previous project examples include: conducting needs assessments; updating park and open space master plans; creating training materials and videos; analyzing program participant data; GIS mapping of zip code and policy data; and conducting case studies of alternative land management practices.
Students involved with the program are highly encouraged to present their work at state conferences and educational workshops.
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