Brock researchers to present at Ontario Trails Council webinar

Representatives from Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will present at the Ontario Trails Council webinar ‘COVID-19 Research on Trails and Outdoor Recreation: What We’ve Learned So Far‘ Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Associate Professor Garret Hutson in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies will moderate the webinar, while master’s candidate John Foster will present his work as part of the ESRC’s Trail Assets and Tourism Initiative, in which Hutson is the faculty lead.

This partnership between the University, Ontario Trails Council and Niagara Parks Commission is aimed at increasing trail benefits in the Niagara region. In addition, Professor Tim O’Connell in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies will present his research on the mental, physical and emotional health impacts relating to outdoor recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anyone involved or interested in outdoor recreation management, such as trail managers, frontline staff and volunteers, trail management decision makers, or those of general trail research interest is encouraged to register. Brock students, staff and faculty are eligible to access this webinar free of cost.

This brief was written by John Foster, a Research Assistant working in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

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