Adventure-Based Environmental Education

Bridging the study of natural systems and outdoor education

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Environmental education encourages the discovery and understanding of the earth's natural systems and the human role within those systems, while adventure education typically puts a strong emphasis on the outdoor skills instruction and group dynamics.  This emphasis explores the developing interface between these two fields from a philosophical and practical perspective.


Sample Courses for Adventure-Based Environmental Education Emphasis

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Education
  • Natural History and Ecology of the Southwest
  • Geology and Rock Climbing
  • Backcountry Skiing and Winter Ecology
  • Curriculum Design


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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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