Do Now U! Is Ecotourism Helping or Hurting our National Parks?

NCSCE and KQED are partnering on Do Now U, a project that engages undergraduate students in online discussions through social media about current scientific issues.

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turned 100. With centennial celebrations and programs still underway, Caroline Kittle, Elizabeth Rovira, Maria Larios, Clara Ben Ayed, Lauren Murray, and Surraya Abbasi, students in Dr. Thomas Wood’s Mysteries of Migration course at George Mason University, debate the human impact on the natural landscape in the latest Do Now U post, “Is Ecotourism Helping or Hurting our National Parks?

Join the Conversation!

What do you and your students think about the balance between ecotourism and sustainability? Engage them in the online national debate by assigning this Do Now U post as a short in-class or homework assignment. Students can comment directly on the post or share their thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #DoNowUParks. Encourage them to follow along and see how people respond to their opinions.

Browse previous Do Now U posts to join conversations about a range of other topics.

Photo: Jim Peaco

Posted in SENCER-ISE News.