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  • Blog Post: Is Wilderness a Useful Environmental Ideal Anymore?

    I recently came across Brian Merchant’s blog about 7 classic American “Green” works of literature here: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/read-american-environmental-classics.html . In the list: Walden by HD Thoreau, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, Leaves of Grass by Walt...
  • File: Using a climbing wall to teach goal setting - Ian Boyle

    This video shows some of the concepts that can be facilitated to teach goal setting while utilising a climbing wall as the teaching medium. Have students attempt a traverse of a climbing wall. Monitor where they fall off. Now challenge them to identify their weaknesses, and to work on these until they...
  • Blog Post: Jumping the Railing: Is Outdoor Education Losing Its Sense Of Adventure?

    I recently returned from leading a semester program to New Zealand for college students interested in environmental studies. As part of the semester, we travelled with a guide to Arthur's Pass National Park on the South Island to learn more about alpine ecology. While in the park, we took a trail...
  • File: Kurt Hahn's Vision - Part 4 of 4

    Outward Bound creator Kurt Hahn's vision and the organizations the originated from his ideals. (Part 4 of 4)
  • Blog Post: What is the Future of Outdoor Education?

    A recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academey of Sciences entitled Evidence for a fundamental and pervasive shift away from nature-based recreation by Oliver Pergams and Patricia Zaradic shows that after 50 years of steady increase, the per capita visits to U.S. National Parks...
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