Environmental Topics for Educators and Advocates | Prescott College

Environmental Topics for Educators and Advocates

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This course examines environmental topics and issues associated with the field of Adventure Education (AE), and encourages students to consider how recreation-based adventure programs may be compatible with environmental sustainability. We begin by taking a critical look at the spectrum of values promoted through AE, and the environmental ethics espoused by conservationists such as Aldo Leopold, John Muir, and Jack Turner. The interface of public lands management, environmental education, and adventure education will also be considered. Students will examine environmental issues specific to the Adventure Education Program at Prescott College, and assess how to best incorporate environmental studies and environmental education into existing adventure education courses. Finally, students will also explore a philosophical and ethical rationale for integrating environmental studies and adventure education, and identify practical strategies for adopting such integration into their own teaching.