Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Ewert Publishes New Texts
Dr. Alan Ewert, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health, prepares student for careers in the continually growing field of outdoor education with his new books entitled Outdoor Adventure Education: Foundations, Theory, and Research and Natural Environments and Human Health.
Outdoor Adventure Education: Foundations, Theory, and Research
Based on Ewert’s first book, Outdoor Adventure Pursuits: Foundations, Models, and Theories, the new publication entitled Outdoor Adventure Education: Foundations, Theory, and Research explores the current state of the outdoor adventure field as well as highlights changes in the field since the first book’s publication. Co-authored by Dr. Jim Sibthorp, the book provides foundational, theoretical, and conceptual insights into the field of outdoor adventure education, as well as chapter based discussion questions to further understanding and insights from well-known international researchers.
Natural Environments and Human Health
Understanding the role natural environments play in human health and well-bring continues to attract significant attention, and is the central focus in Ewert’s new book entitled Natural Environments and Human Health. Co-authored by Denise Mitten and Jill Overholt, the book examines the history of the relationship between natural environments and human health and the theories underlying the importance of these interactions in improving mental health, increasing positive social relations, and providing emotional and spiritual benefits. A resources for researchers, policy makers, lecturers and students, Natural Environments and Human Health helps to further the exploration of the relationship between health and natural settings