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River Therapy: Floating Idaho’S Wild Selway, Donald J. Burgess, Herbert David 2014 Western Washington University

River Therapy: Floating Idaho’S Wild Selway, Donald J. Burgess, Herbert David

Donald Burgess

One of the most prestigious and least floated rivers in the country is the Selway in Idaho's Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. There are only 67 days of human presence permitted each summer on this wild, free-flowing river, and those are tightly regulated. Only one group of paddlers is release each day; rafters never see any other groups.


Model Lessons About Geography And Outdoor School, Tammy Bryant, Lauren Smolensky, Sarah Cochran, Brenda Mahler, April Logsdon, Shanna Davis, Jalia Campbell, Kimberly Nichols, Sean Stewart, Lauren Collins, Beth Chitwood, Joan Swafford, Lauriel Amoroso, Shaphan Thomas, Beth Oehler, Jen DiMaggio 2014 Portland State University

Model Lessons About Geography And Outdoor School, Tammy Bryant, Lauren Smolensky, Sarah Cochran, Brenda Mahler, April Logsdon, Shanna Davis, Jalia Campbell, Kimberly Nichols, Sean Stewart, Lauren Collins, Beth Chitwood, Joan Swafford, Lauriel Amoroso, Shaphan Thomas, Beth Oehler, Jen Dimaggio

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Model lessons about geography and Outdoor School to use with The Student Atlas of Oregon.


Rethinking The Adventure Education Experience: An Inquiry Of Meanings, Culture And Educational Virtue, Benjamin Charles Ingman 2013 University of Denver

Rethinking The Adventure Education Experience: An Inquiry Of Meanings, Culture And Educational Virtue, Benjamin Charles Ingman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study is an investigation of the adventure education (AE) experience with particular attention to what happens during the AE experience, the meanings participants ascribe to the experience, how personal backgrounds and institutional cultures coalesce in AE, and the significance of the AE experience for schooling. These topics are explored through observing and interviewing participants of adventure education programs under the qualitative framework of educational connoisseurship and criticism. The experiences at the three sites of study—an outdoor challenge course, a wilderness backpacking expedition and a summer adventure program—are described in detail and illustrated through the qualities of the ...


A Logistic Regression Analysis Of Student Experience Factors For The Enhancement Of Developmental Post-Secondary Retention Initiatives, Michael Shenkle 2013 Liberty University

A Logistic Regression Analysis Of Student Experience Factors For The Enhancement Of Developmental Post-Secondary Retention Initiatives, Michael Shenkle

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

In response to stagnant undergraduate completion rates and growing demands for post-secondary accountability, institutions are actively pursuing effective, broadly applicable methods for promoting student success. One notable scarcity in existing research is found in the tailoring of broad academic interventions to better meet the specific needs of students from known risk populations. The purpose of this correlational study was to investigate possible predictive relationships among three specific pre-matriculation characteristics (gender, ethnicity and secondary school type) and subsequent academic year retention for residential undergraduate students that completed a developmental education course at a private, liberal arts university. A logistic regression was ...


Case 9: Tannum Sands State High School, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2013 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Case 9: Tannum Sands State High School, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

Tenderbridge

Tannum Sands State High School is a school of over 980 students in the coastal town of Tannum Sands on the Central East Coast of Queensland, just over 400kms north of Brisbane. The school has been a Tender Bridge subscriber since March 2013. Community Liaison Officer Carol Shuttleworth spoke to Tender Bridge about the school’s path to securing some new sporting facilities.


Listening To Children: Perceptions Of Nature And Biophilia At Mountain School, Donald J. Burgess, Jolie Mayer-Smith 2012 Western Washington University

Listening To Children: Perceptions Of Nature And Biophilia At Mountain School, Donald J. Burgess, Jolie Mayer-Smith

Secondary Education

This exploratory study investigates children’s perceptions and experiences of nature during a residential outdoor environmental education program and contributes to an understanding of how nature experiences arouse biophilia, a love of life and all living things.

How can we promote a responsible attitude and caring view of the earth and its inhabitants among young people? Limited research suggests that contact with the natural world, especially during middle childhood, occupies a surprisingly important place in a child’s emotional responsiveness and receptivity.


El Atlas De Oregón Para Estudiantes, Teresa L. Bulman, Gwenda H. Rice, Center for Spatial Analysis and Research. Portland State University, David Banis, AnaMaria Esparza 2011 Portland State University

El Atlas De Oregón Para Estudiantes, Teresa L. Bulman, Gwenda H. Rice, Center For Spatial Analysis And Research. Portland State University, David Banis, Anamaria Esparza

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Un atlas para los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria


Case 1: The Outdoor Classroom, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2010 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Case 1: The Outdoor Classroom, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

Tenderbridge

This storied account of practice looks at the development of a program for boys who, for various reasons – learning difficulties, behaviour, family and emotional concerns – were struggling. ‘The Outdoor Classroom’ project idea grew out of the national ‘Green Corps’ program for 17-24 year old unemployed youth. Waiting until boys were 17, however, did not seem like a good idea; boys were ‘at risk’ of leaving school before then. This is the story of how Anglican Community Care and Tenison Woods College came together to grow and resource ‘The Outdoor Classroom’ to identify and redirect boys who might have otherwise continued ...


Partners In The Parks: Field Guide To An Experiential Program In The National Parks (1st Edition), Joan Digby, Bill Atwill, Angela Calise, James Clarke, Rebecca Cole-Will, Rony Enriquez, Greg Fahy, Sarah L. Fann, Pavel Goriacko, Andy Grube, Kathleen King, Matt Nickerson, Joy Ochs, Elizabeth O’Donnell, C. P. Price, Heather Thiessen-Reily 2010 Long Island University - C W Post Campus

Partners In The Parks: Field Guide To An Experiential Program In The National Parks (1st Edition), Joan Digby, Bill Atwill, Angela Calise, James Clarke, Rebecca Cole-Will, Rony Enriquez, Greg Fahy, Sarah L. Fann, Pavel Goriacko, Andy Grube, Kathleen King, Matt Nickerson, Joy Ochs, Elizabeth O’Donnell, C. P. Price, Heather Thiessen-Reily

NCHC Monographs Series

When Joan Digby first proposed taking collegiate honors students into our national parks, I jumped at the chance. Within minutes of reading her email, I not only responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!” but went so far as to volunteer the resources of the Southern Utah University Honors Program to get things started. Nestled among 5 national parks in southwestern Utah, I felt our campus would be a natural focal point for the kind of program Joan envisioned. Within weeks we had laid the groundwork for a proof-of-concept pilot project at nearby Bryce Canyon National Park. Little did I know at ...


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