Word of the wild

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Faculty Mentor Daniel L. Dustin
Creator Bertelsen, Brandon
Title Word of the wild
Year graduated 2016
Date 2014-12
Description Many people value and experience what the natural world has to offer and many people do not. The opportunities that exist outdoors include recreation, education, development, and therapy. Everything I do, school, work, volunteer, and play, is to better provide outdoor experiences for people of all types and abilities. My complete passion and devotion to this originates in how I was raised, strengthened by witnessing the effect of its absence in those close to me, and confirmed by my studies and employment while pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism emphasis Adventure and Outdoor Programming. The purpose of Part 1: Recreation is to show the joy we may experience from outdoor adventures. By sea kayaking the remote tributaries of Lake Powell with two friends, quiet and calm in the winter, we find a refreshment of both our strength and spirit. The purpose of Part 2: Education is to show how learning brings vitality into life, especially when the subject is hands on and reveals a small part of the infinite intricacies of the amazing puzzle we call nature. On a backpacking trip into the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming we learn about what the sky offers during both the day and night. The purpose of Part 3: development is to show that leadership and confidence are one of the many characteristics that that may grown during outdoor experiences. For the first time, I lead a large whitewater rafting trip through Cataract Canyon of the Colorado River. The purpose of Part 4: Therapy is to show outdoor adventures can provide and wonderful opportunity for healing of both the mind and body. I leave the city to backpack alone in the mountains and canyons of southern Utah.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Outdoor life - Psychological aspects
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Brandon Mark Bertelsen
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 25,036 bytes
Identifier honors/id/21
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1248875
ARK ark:/87278/s6w415mg
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-06-27
Date Modified 2018-10-29
ID 205673
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6w415mg
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