Outdoor recreation programming

22 February 2012, 13:36

Outdoor recreation is a growing and diverse field that requires administrators to be ready to work in complex and distinct environments.

Outdoor Program Administration will help students and both seasoned and new administrators, flourish in a variety of varied environments, such as campus recreation, government, commercial and not-for-profit organizations.

The book enables readers to reap the full benefits of the collective practical experience shared by the authors, who also provide questions and critical thinking exercises for each chapter.

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Teaching outdoor pursuits

9 September 2010, 10:25

Help secondary school students become more resilient and patient, acquire new skills and sharpen their problem-solving abilities and at the same time raise their self esteem.

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits covers the 12 most popular outdoor activities currently being incorporated into PE programmes.

The accompanying CD-ROM supplies objectives, sample lessons, sample assessments and universal programming ideas for each outdoor pursuit presented in the book.

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Scaling the heights to success

9 March 2010, 14:46

Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, a hardened climber or about to embark on your first expedition, nothing is more critical than anticipating, understanding and preparing for the adversities and accomplishments that await you and your team.

In Mountaineering: Training and Preparation, Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting and Dr. John O’Hara, along with the members of the British Army Everest West Ridge Expedition team and sport and exercise scientists from Leeds Metropolitan University, share their insights, experiences and expertise.

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Planning outdoor activities

12 January 2010, 12:08

Outdoor activities are becoming increasingly popular, but unfortunately many teachers, recreation leaders and outdoor instructors find themselves without adequate resources to plan and deliver an effective outdoor programme.

Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education is a flexible, easy-to-use reference that helps PE teachers, youth and outdoor recreation leaders and campsite and resort operators deliver effective outdoor activities.

It provides 21 units across 140 lessons covering areas such as equipment, core skills, navigation, outdoor ethics, weather and safety, plus instruction in 15 popular outdoor activities through a combination of a 448 page book and a CD-ROM.

Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education is a terrific resource for teachers and outdoor leaders alike, grounding them in the essentials of outdoor education, streamlining preparation and paving the way for the delivery of effective enjoyable and above all, safe outdoor education.

Price: £40.50 I €44.60

Climbing to succes

13 August 2009, 13:42

Rock climbing has been growing in popularity since the 1930s and it’s no wonder. This exciting activity gets you outdoors, challenging yourself both physically and mentally while bonding with friends and family.

With the increasing availability of a variety of climbing venues such as indoor climbing gyms and leisure centres with climbing walls, it’s now easier than ever to try this exhilarating sport.

Rock Climbing is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn and develop the necessary skills.

Throughout the book the authors share consumer, technique and safety tips collected from their years of experience as both climbers and instructors. They also list websites to help you find climbing organisations, shop for equipment and gear, plan outdoor climbing trips and more.

Available September 2009
Price: £15.99 I €20.80

Taking dexamathasone may improve high altitude exercise capacity in certain climbers

13 August 2009, 12:55

Beacon Rock in the Columbia River Gorge.It has been known for some time that both tadalafil and dexamethasone (dex) are good for preventing high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and dex is also good for treating symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

What researchers did not know and were keen to find out, was whether they could also improve exercise capacity at altitude by reducing pulmonary hypertension, one of the important factors in altitude-related exercise limitations.

Their results were published in the August 15th issue of the the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the journal of the American Thoracic Society.

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Exercise is Child’s Play

15 April 2009, 14:10

frisbeeUnstructured, creative, and spontaneous physical activities that may be reminiscent of child-like play are beneficial, healthy activity options for adults, according to an expert at the American College of Sports Medicine

According to the report, the type of calorie-burning, mind-stimulating play that children often do shouldn’t be left behind as people age.

Tossing a Frisbee, tenpin bowling, dancing and rock climbing are great ways for adults to incorporate play into their exercise routines – dancing alone can burn up to 322 calories an hour for a 10 stone person.

But beyond the fitness advantages these fun-filled activities offer, they can also help with problem solving, improve brain function, spur creativity and innovation, alleviate stress, and improve social skills.

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Become a skilled outdoor pursuits instructor

4 February 2009, 11:54

If you’re looking for a book that will improve your knowledge and technical instruction skills in land, water and snow and ice sports and activities, this is it! Technical Skills for Adventure Programming: A Curriculum Guide is a single reference resource, based on up-to-the- minute methods, that will guide you in becoming a skilled outdoor pursuit instructor in both the classroom and the field.

The book includes

* Comprehensive units with lesson plans for 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.
* 7 to 15 progressive, educationally sound lesson plans for each unit, featuring foundational teaching methods, experiential learning activities and assessment strategies for adventure technical skills.
* A CD-ROM with printable lesson plans and supporting materials for each unit, making it easy to print only what you will need in the field.
* An overview of the teaching process as it relates to adventure-based activities, including discussions of adventure education theory, learning styles, experiential learning and teaching and outdoor teaching tips and considerations.

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