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Linda Powell, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Michael Swords, Environmental Studies
Steve Youngblood, Kalamazoo Recreation, Leisure and Cultural Services
The author's research on outdoor education for people with disabilities originates from a strong personal interest in the impact such programs have on participants. Inclusive outdoor education programs are an excellent way to increase individual familiarity and comfort with the natural world and to develop and/or increase technical outdoor skills. In addition, and most importantly, inclusive outdoor education provides opportunities for the social integration of people with and without disabilities. Furthermore, such programs encourage participants to act as stewards of the Earth, helping to maintain and preserve the natural world.
Roy, Aimee M., "Inclusive Outdoor Education: Opportunities and Challenges" (1999). Honors Theses. 118.
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