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Bridging the Gap: Examining the Effects of Short-Term Adventure-Based Programs in College Environments
Summary: This project seeks to understand multiple facets of outdoor adventure programming on college campuses including; climbing wall motivations, freshman orientation efficacy, and stress reduction through short term adventure programs.
Researchers and Investigators: Dr. Alan Ewert, Indiana University along with Brian Croft MS, Indiana University Outdoor Adventures; Curt Davidson MS, Summit Adventure; Dustin Smucker MS, UC-Santa Barbara; Katie Burns MS, Azusa Pacific; Anne Linhart, Indiana University; Ryan Zwart, Indiana University; and Ryan Hines M Ed., Indiana University.
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Underserved Communities & Campus Outdoor Recreation Programs >> View the report
Summary: This report examines the challenges experienced and benefits received by campus outdoor recreation programs that provide recreation opportunities to individuals outside the student body and campus community. In particular, it considers the challenges and benefits of providing services to individuals from historically underserved communities.
Researchers and Investigators: Geneviève Marchand, PhD, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University; Julia Marsh, Wildlands & Forest Policy, Fellow, The Wilderness Society; and Paul Sanford, National Director of, Recreation Policy, The Wilderness Society
The Journal of Experiential Education published by Association for Experiential Education
The Recreation Sports Journal published by NIRSA
About Campus published by ACPA
The Coalition for Education in the Outdoors conference proceedings
National Wildlife Federation's Educational Resource Guide for the Every Kid in a Park Program
AORE $5,000 Research Grant >> Learn more.
The Children and Nature Network
The American Camp Association