Outdoor Recreation is a professional course for Natural Resource Management majors which examines concepts of leisure and recreation. This course includes history of recreation; recreational attractions and activities that are made available within the Caribbean/Central American region and in particular within Belize. Major recreational destinations that have a major impact on the growth of the tourism industry in Belize are studied by looking at the planning, implementation, benefits and effects to society, the economy and to the environment. Students are exposed to issues involving natural resource management, the business and practice of sport and leisure, and the interaction between visitors and recreational areas and facilities. Students assess environmental and cultural impacts of current recreational management including community and stakeholder involvement. This course is geared at recreational activities involving our environmental and anthropological resources as well as detailed insight of cruise tourism in Belize. The course also examines the role that nature and the outdoors have played in shaping unique aspects of Belizean and Central American Cultures.