Meet Tim Johnson, Duke Energy TRAILS DirectorNov 30, 2017
Meet the Faculty
Tim Johnson, Director – Duke Energy TRAILS Outdoor Education Program
AAS – Forest Management, Haywood Community College
BS – Parks and Recreation Management, Western Carolina University
MS – Geography, Appalachian State University
Rockingham Community College’s Director of the Duke Energy TRAILS Outdoor Education Program has been teaching in the outdoor setting for over 20 years, and he enjoys working with the diverse student population that makes up the community college classroom.
Duke Energy TRAILS at RCC is the first community college program of its kind in the United States and Johnson is thrilled to be involved as program director. Career options are vast. Governmental land management agencies such as the United States Forest Service and the North Carolina State Parks as well as local parks and recreation departments have a need for individuals with training in the design, construction, and maintenance of trails. TRAILS is designed to provide valuable and important training in the fields of outdoor recreation and sustainable trail planning, construction, maintenance, and management.
“The program is designed to develop outdoor leaders with the technical skills needed to be successful and help further expand the recreational opportunities for local residents and visitors in the Dan River Basin area,” said Johnson. “I encourage my students to gain exposure to the variety of job-related tasks as related to sustainable trails.”
Johnson teaches basic, intermediate, and advanced sustainable trail skills training sequences as well as introduction to kayaking and canoeing. All training sequences include experiential learning and classroom experiences.
For more information on the Duke Energy TRAILS program, call 336-342-4261, ext. 2333.
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