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Orienteering and Geocaching

Daniel L. Chase

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Jeff Steffen

Jeff Steffen, PhD, is a professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse (UWL). He has worked in outdoor physical education for more than 20 years, and over that time he has developed and supervised numerous outdoor programs while having the opportunity to influence both practicing and prospective teachers. He has many publications in outdoor physical education, and has presented at conferences and workshops on outdoor topics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Stiehl

Jim Stiehl, PhD, is a professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado. He has more than 30 years of experience working with kids and teachers and has experienced the successes and pitfalls of change, challenge, and choice with a variety of youngsters. Dr. Stiehl was Faculty Member of the Year in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado in 2005, and he received the Scholar Award from the Central District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in 1993. He also was a co-recipient of a Research Writing Award from AAHPERD in 1991, and he is past chair of AAHPERD's council on outdoor education. During his professional career, Dr. Stiehl has taught physical education as well as elementary and special education classes. His favorite leisure activities are mountaineering, backpacking, rock climbing, and cycling. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Those who wander aren’t necessarily lost.For centuries, wanderers searching for adventure have plotted and plodded from point to point, on land and water, using the tools available for their times: sun, stars, astrolabes, gyroscopes...

Overnight Hiking

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.Hiking is an exhilarating outdoor activity enjoyed by thousands of people every day. Defined simply as an extended walk, hiking has provided people of all ages...

Sport and Pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750–1820

Gerald R. Gems

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Gerald R. Gems, PhD is an international scholar and a professor of Kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda J. Borish

Dr. Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gertrud Pfister

Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sports in American History : From Colonization to Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will have learned about the following:How some traditional sports served practical purposes and persisted from the earlier colonial American periodThe Great Awakening’s role in shaping attitudes about sport...

Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Outdoor recreation is a recreation activity done outside (Miles and Priest, 1999). Such activity might include motorcycling, bicycling, fun runs, skiing, climbing, or watching a professional football game at an outdoor stadium. Outdoor...

Equipment

Aram Attarian

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement. com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs : Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Technology can play a significant role in the success or failure of outdoor adventure and guided programs and activities. Various forms of technology have become more visible in the outdoor adventure industry primarily through access...

Being Relational With Kids

Don Hellison

Don Hellison, PhD, is a professor in the college of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and codirector of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) Alliance. He has extensive experience working with high-risk youth, was a distinguished research fellow at Adelphi University, and has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in the United States and in Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Through Physical Activity

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook Chapter

...It’s not what you do that matters most, but who you are. And who you are is about relationships.Dave Dravecky pitched for the San Francisco Giants. In 1989, his career ended abruptly when cancer, diagnosed earlier, had spread and required...

Staff Recruitment and Supervision

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...In this chapter we outline many of the common human resource tasks undertaken by the outdoor program administrator. Human resource management includes those practices that attempt to maximize organizational productivity through employee...

Applying Students’ Skills and Knowledge to Outdoor Pursuits

Lesson Planning for Middle School Physical Education : Meeting the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...There are many reasons to include outdoor pursuits in the middle school curriculum (Gilbertson, Bates, McLaughlin, & Ewert, 2006). For one thing, these types of activities offer a healthy alternative to traditional games and sports, which...

Administrative Risk Management

Mat Erpelding

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geoff Harrison

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Outdoor recreation programs purposefully use risk as a medium for facilitating an experience for participants. The outdoor program administrator provides a service to clients that often has inherent risk that cannot be eliminated from...

The Outdoor Program Administrator

Geoff Harrison

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mat Erpelding

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook Chapter

...Since the 1960s outdoor recreation programming has become increasingly more structured and professionalized. Outdoor activity participation has increased by 4.4 percent from an estimated 208 million to 217 million since 2000 (Cordell...