Extension in RPTS

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Unit strives to meet the agency’s mission “Improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education. The Unit provides real life relevant educational programs.

 Extension Programs in the Recreation, Park and Tourism Unit

  1. Texas Coastal Watershed (TCWP)
  2. Texas Festivals and Event Leadership (TELP)
  3. Texas Friendly: Hospitality & Customer Service
  4. Nature Tourism & Outdoor Recreation
  5. Seqour Youth Development Initiative (YDI)
  6. Urban & Municipal Parks


  • Supporting economic development and community development through tourism, park, and open space planning Empowering youth and individuals who work on behalf of youth
  • Promoting water conservation and watershed planning, Planning and evaluating Smart Growth and Walkable Communities
  • Empowering youth and individuals who work on behalf of youth
  • Training community festival and event leaders and volunteers
  • Assisting communities, landowners and businesses with Nature Tourism & outdoor recreation business management practices and community economic development
  •  Educating land management agencies & community officials on outdoor recreation user trends and issues
  •  Improving community health, economic impacts, and beautification through park and open space planning and positioning

For information contact:

Miles Phillips

Assoc Dept Head/Program Leader for Extension
Dept of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M University, 2261 TAMU,
College Station, Texas 77843
Phone: 979-845-1023


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