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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 (UNC) in Greeley. Like Steffen, Stiehl has more than 20 years of outdoor physical education experience, as well as experience in developing and supervising outdoor programs. He has authored other outdoor titles and presented at workshops and conferences on a variety of outdoor topics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...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

...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

...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...

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

...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...

Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...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

...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...

Environmental Stewardship

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Outdoor recreation professionals have long recognized their dependence on natural settings. These locations—rivers, lakes, seashores, forests, deserts, mountain ranges, and wildlands—offer an interaction with elements of nature and allow...

Legal Considerations in Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...In this chapter we address the law and basic legal issues that affect outdoor recreation programs. Understanding the fundamental legal principles that most often influence outdoor programmers will assist leaders in analyzing and mitigating...

Staff Recruitment and Supervision

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...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...

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

...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...