Students in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program at the University of Maine are blazing their own trail-literally.

SFR 399 is an intensive one-week course, taught by Dr. John Daigle, that provides field experience in parks, recreation and tourism and students develop skills necessary for professional management of nature-based recreation resources. This 1 credit course is designed to reinforce, integrate, and evaluate skills in several areas including: parks and recreation management, nature-based tourism, and conservation law enforcement. Students are introduced to concepts of visitor use management, fundamental management actions that include site management and engineering, information and education, and regulation and enforcement. Students strengthen relationships with faculty and professionals in the field as they gain field experience, demonstrate professional skills, and prepare field journals.