Outdoor Program Development
Course Description: Methods and techniques in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs in outdoor settings. This class will focus on concepts, tasks, and issues specific to outdoor program planning and development.
Objectives: At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Discuss the evolution of outdoor recreation programming areas and models, and apply appropriate outdoor programming models to a variety of settings and populations.
- Discuss current issues of outdoor programming such as program philosophy, equity in the provision of services, environmental impact and stewardship of resources, leadership competencies and certification, and risk management in outdoor-oriented programs.
- Identify and understand legal concepts, principles, and practices that guide the professional delivery of outdoor recreation services.
- Specific to the context of outdoor recreation, explain and apply the general programming model: assessment, design/ development, implementation, evaluation, and revision.
- Discuss issues unique to outdoor programming: experiential learning, perceptions of risk, group development, and environmental protection.
- Understand and implement outdoor programming leadership strategies.