Canoe Tripping as a Context for Connecting with Nature: A Case Study

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Title: Canoe Tripping as a Context for Connecting with Nature: A Case Study
Authors: Freiman, Mira
Date: 2012
Abstract: Nine teenage participants and two adult guides were followed throughout a 10 day white water canoe trip to investigate the relationship between their impressions of connection with nature and the canoe trip experience, and their interactions with nature and the canoe trip experience. Themes providing a description of these relationships were identified and three major findings emerged. The first was that multiple themes mediating participants’ connectedness with nature did so both towards connection and disconnection. The second was that participants’ state of comfort was related to an impression of connection with nature while their state of discomfort was related to an impression of disconnection from nature. The third was that the relationship between participants’ connectedness and interactions with nature differed depending on the context (e.g., nature versus civilization). Possible directions for future research include investigating changes in participants’ conception of nature and the relationship between comfort and connection with nature.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23313
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6049
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