Presentation Title

Outdoor Education and Ecologically-Based Non-Profits: The Creation of Environmental Stewards

Presenter Information

Amira Maddison

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

19-3-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

19-3-2016 2:15 PM

Abstract

In response to the global environmental crisis, ecologically-based non-profits are in a unique position to utilize outdoor and experiential-based education to create environmental stewards. Outdoor and adventure education, recreation, and tourism can decrease nature-deficit disorder and aid in spreading environmental values, therefore decreasing activity–environment tension. By establishing or providing skill- based outdoor activities in schools, with a focus on environmental sustainability and responsibility, we can begin the process of instilling environmentally conscious habits into future generations. While research and analysis has been done on programming and efficacy of outdoor and adventure education as well as the incorporation therein of environmental and sustainability education, less research has been has done on the application of this learning for ecologically based non-profits. Through a secondary data analysis, this research explores the theory and practice, with custodial groups in the fields of outdoor, adventure and environmental education, and applications for praxis for ecologically-based non-profits.

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

Faculty Advisor

Sarah Osberg

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Outdoor Education and Ecologically-Based Non-Profits: The Creation of Environmental Stewards

IB 1020

In response to the global environmental crisis, ecologically-based non-profits are in a unique position to utilize outdoor and experiential-based education to create environmental stewards. Outdoor and adventure education, recreation, and tourism can decrease nature-deficit disorder and aid in spreading environmental values, therefore decreasing activity–environment tension. By establishing or providing skill- based outdoor activities in schools, with a focus on environmental sustainability and responsibility, we can begin the process of instilling environmentally conscious habits into future generations. While research and analysis has been done on programming and efficacy of outdoor and adventure education as well as the incorporation therein of environmental and sustainability education, less research has been has done on the application of this learning for ecologically based non-profits. Through a secondary data analysis, this research explores the theory and practice, with custodial groups in the fields of outdoor, adventure and environmental education, and applications for praxis for ecologically-based non-profits.