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ERIC Number: EJ826135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Conviction of the Heart: Implementing Leave-No-Trace Principles in Outdoor Recreation
Morley, Laurie; Chase, Matthew R.; Day, Ralph W.; Lawhon, Ben
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n7 p29-34 Sep 2008
As a result of the increased interest in nontraditional activities, such as mountain biking and backpacking, many public schools are incorporating outdoor education into their curriculum. However, little attention has been given to educating students about the impacts that outdoor activities can have on the environment. It is important that schools educate students and families about environmental stewardship by incorporating Leave No Trace principles into the curriculum. This article includes teaching tips and resources that physical educators can use to implement these principles in outdoor education units to help students become well-informed citizens, as well as environmental stewards who behave ethically while engaging in physical activities in the great outdoors. (Contains 2 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A