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Yun, Justin; Peden, John G. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2018
The Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT) are arguably the most popular long-distance hiking routes in the United States. With increasing need for recreational space, these trails are experiencing heavier visitation and impact. Research on the experiences of long-distance hikers can be used as a…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Experience, Recreational Facilities, Participation
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Hill, Eddie; Wygant, Ben; Smith, Brian; Gómez, Edwin – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2017
Mountain biking is currently one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the world (Outdoor Foundation, 2013), but documenting the benefits has been challenging. The Benefits of Hiking Scale (BHS), a 38-item instrument assessing the values and benefits of using trails, has been used in national and state park trail research (Freidt,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Recreation
Ellison, Mark Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this exploratory research was to examine the relationship between the restorative benefits of hiking in wilderness solitude (RBHWS) and job satisfaction. This research is a jumping off point, intended to guide future research on the RBHWS, and the practical utilization of this in human resource development. This research sought to…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Job Satisfaction, Employment, Age Differences
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Goldenberg, Marni; Hill, Eddie; Freidt, Barbara – Journal of Experiential Education, 2008
The Appalachian Trail (AT) is a 2,175 mile-long National Scenic Trail extending from Maine to Georgia. Since its inception in the early 1920s, individuals, families, schools, and other organizations, just to name a few, have used the AT. Approximately 3 to 4 million visitors hike a portion of the AT each year (ATC, 2006). Throughout its 80-year…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Questioning Techniques, Interviews, Motivation
Roberson, Donald N., Jr.; Babic, Vesna – Online Submission, 2008
Exercise usually takes place in leisure time. The benefits, mental and physical, of exercise are well documented, yet, many choose to remain inactive. There is a need for more research concerning those who continue to exercise. The purpose of this study was to understand more about the experience of those who are hiking and walking on Medvednica…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Physical Activities, Leisure Time, Foreign Countries
Smith, Tiffany – Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 2008
Research suggested that "nature experience as an education method played a role in developing environmental value and attitudes, and was influential in pro-environmental behaviour." Few of these studies however, assessed the long-term influences of outdoor education experiences on participants' pro-environmental behaviour. The Outward…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Credits, Literature Reviews
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2005
What can be done to support fitness and physical activity? Schools can guide students in developing life-long habits of participating in physical activities. According to the National Association for Sports and Physical Education, the concepts of physical fitness activities and physical education are used synonymously, however, they are not the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Health Promotion
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Offner, David – Journal of Creative Behavior, 1990
An "Introduction to Bionics" course is described, focusing on objectives, the case study method used in the course, a sample case involving the design of a self-locking spine positioner for a catfish, course coverage, idea-generating techniques, and course benefits. (JDD)
Descriptors: Bionics, Case Studies, College Students, Course Content
Hawaii State Dept. of Planning and Economic Development, Honolulu. – 1973
This proposal for the development of a system of administering hiking trails in the state of Hawaii when such trails would involve various public and private jurisdictions emphasizes three elements: (a) proposing means of administration involving multiple jurisdictions; (b) demonstrating by means of a proposed project on the west coast of the Big…
Descriptors: Administration, Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Demonstration Programs
Rubendall, Robert L., Jr. – 1982
On the premise that the benefits of adventure education far outweigh risks in any well managed program, this document provides such programs, which stand on relatively untested ground in the eye of the law in this litigious society, with strategies for reduction of risk by controlling the nature and frequency of accidents. The first section…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adventure Education, Camping, Canoeing
Adams, Harold S.; Lipford, Michael L. – 1987
Extended field trips have the potential to provide students with direct experience in learning about the natural world, as well as opportunities for the development of group cohesiveness. This document describes a program developed by a community college in which general biology students spend 3 days in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The…
Descriptors: Biology, Camping, College Science, Ecology
Grosse, Reg – 1975
A year-round outdoor recreation and education program for the moderately and severely retarded begun in 1972 at Craig State School in Sonyea, New York, is summarized in this report of development of the program, its success, and recommendations for the future. The program builds progressively from a nature trail hike to a day camping program one…
Descriptors: Activities, Adults, Attention Span, Camping