Strom Center to host eco-tourism talkThe founder of an eco-tourism consulting firm is slated to speak at the Dickinson State University Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on March 19.
By: Archie Ingersoll, The Dickinson Press
The founder of an eco-tourism consulting firm is slated to speak at the Dickinson State University Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on March 19.
Jeremy Garret, of NaTour Communications, is to discuss ways to start or improve an eco-tourism venture, stated a news release from Dickinson State University.
Eco-tourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,” the Web site of the International Ecotourism Society states.
After Garrett’s talk, workshops on eco-tourism are planned. Attorney Derrick Braaten is to discuss environmental and agricultural laws that affect eco-tourism, Garrett is to talk about marketing an eco-tourism business and Maria Effertz-Hanson is to share her experience of owning and operating an eco-tourism business. Effertz-Hanson’s family offers camping, agricultural tours and biking/hiking trails on their ranch near Sawyer.
The event, the third of four in the Strom Entrepreneurship Conference series, is scheduled from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Strom Center, 1679 Sixth Ave. W., in Dickinson.
It costs $20 to take part in the session. To register, visit http://www.dickinsonstate.edu/strom.asp or call the center at (701) 483-2756.