Ecotourism & Agritourism Development in Nebraska

Teaching & Engagement, 2013


Taught ecotourism with a strong service learning and community engagement component. Students applied ecotourism principles and developed entrepreneurial, community planning, capacity building and tourism marketing skills while engaging stakeholders in rural communities.


Lisa Pennisi (PI), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, School of Natural Resources
Nicole Wall (co-PI), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center
Michelle Kang (co-PI), University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication


Nebraska Department of Economic Development
GROW Nebraska
Valley County Economic Development
Engler Entrepreneurship Program
Center for Great Plains Studies

Contact: Lisa Pennisi,