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Camp Activities with a Science Twist

Every year, millions of youth attend camp programs. Camp is a powerful youth development setting and provides a natural place for science education and exploration, as the wonders of the world surround children. Camps often offer similar activities such as hikes, astronomy, compass use, fire building, and outdoor cooking to name a few. It is our goal to improve the educational quality of these camp favorites. Camp Activities With a Science Twist: Enhancing Your Camp Program With Fun STEM Experiences is designed to increase science interest, skills, abilities, and knowledge. It addresses critical needs to increase science literacy among today s youth, in a natural setting, where learning is disguised as fun! The curriculum scaffolds youth learning through a series of hands-on activities within a particular topic area. It is designed to enrich a variety of camp programs including day, resident, and science camps, as well as outdoor education programs. The sessions and activities can be used as stand-alone or in conjunction with others to build vertical and/ or horizontal progression within your camp program. The activities are generally appropriate for youth ages nine and older, though some activities target a more specific age range. Within each session the content is tied to the Next Generation Science Standards, and for each activity the science abilities targeted are outlined. As campers, counselors, camp staff, camp directors, and administrators, the authors sought to make these activities easy to use for youth and adult counselors alike. The curriculum was carefully written, tried, and tested in a variety of camp programs. Camper and camp staff input was instrumental in refining the activities to ensure that they are fun and engaging for the campers and help to develop critical science interest, skills, and abilities.

Coaching Youth Tennis, 4th ed.

Coaching Youth Tennis offers you information every coach needs on coaching philosophy, communication, and safety. It also provides you with step-by-step instructions for executing and teaching the basic technical skills and the tactical aspects of singles and doubles tennis. To assist you with your team-management skills, the book includes practical content on coaching matches and developing season and practice plans that promotes tennis as a team sport. A convenient activity finder brings over 30 activities contained in the book into one section and an expanded chapter on rules and equipment presents new youth modifications recently adopted by the USTA. The official handbook of USTA Jr. Team Tennis, Coaching Youth Tennis serves up coaching know-how that's sure to be a winner with you and your players.


CPRP Study Guide, 5th Edition

Official Study Guide for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional Examination, 5th ed. Indispensable preparation for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional examination. Includes practice test and bibliography.

Environmentalism: An Evolutionary Approach

By Douglas Spieles

The premise of this book is that our environmental dilemmas are products of biological and sociocultural evolution, and that through an understanding of evolution we can reframe debates of thought and action. The purpose is to explain the wide variety of environmental worldviews, their origins, commonalities, points of contention, and their implications for the modern environmental movement.

In three parts covering the origins, evolution and future of environmentalism, it offers instructors and students a framework on which to map theory, case studies and classical literature. It is shown that environmentalism can be described in terms of six human values—utility, stability, equity, beauty, sanctity, and morality—and that these are deeply rooted in our biological and cultural origins. In building this case the book draws upon ecology, philosophy, psychology, history, biology, economics, spirituality, and aesthetics, but rather than consider these all independently it integrates them to craft a mosaic narrative of our species and its home. From our evolutionary origins a story emerges; it is the story of humankind, how we have come to threaten our own existence, and why we seem to have such difficulty in acting together to ensure our common future. Understanding our environmental problems in evolutionary terms gives us a way forward. It suggests an environmentalism in which material views of human life include spirituality, in which our anthropocentric behaviors incorporate ecological function, and in which environmental problems are addressed by the intentional relation of humans to the nonhuman world and to one another. Aimed at students taking courses in environmental studies, the book brings clarity to a complex and, at times, confusing array of ideas and concepts of environmentalism.


Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism

Edited by Cheryl Mallen, Lorne J. Adams

Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events. Focusing on the role of event managers and their diverse responsibilities through each phase of the event planning process, this is still the only textbook to define the concept of knowledge in the context of event management, placing it at the center of professional practice.

Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, this book helps them develop the skills that they will need to become effective and reflective practitioners in the events industry. Containing a rich array of international real-world case studies, data and practical examples from sport, recreation and tourism contexts, this third edition is also enhanced by two completely new chapters on contemporary management issues and ethics in event management.

Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism, 3rd Edition is essential reading for any student or practitioner working in event management, sport management, leisure management, outdoor recreation or tourism.


Exercise for Frail Elders, 2nd Edition

As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders, and sedentary lifestyles.

Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is the only exercise fitness guidebook that focuses on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions. It is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living, and enhancing quality of life.

With Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, readers will gain a deeper understanding of 14 medical conditions common to older adults, how these conditions may affect participants' ability to perform activities of daily living, and what exercises can help them maintain and increase functional fitness. This book focuses on special needs stemming from conditions including arthritis, ardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

The updated second edition provides a broader focus on balance, a critical component of any functional fitness program, to aid in designing classes that incorporate various stability exercises. Exercises that provide significant benefits to balance are indicated with a symbol to ensure effective program design. Additional features of this edition include the following:

> Learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter provide a framework for understanding.

> Reproducible forms provide readers with easy-to-use appraisals, questionnaires, and exercise logs for evaluating clients.

> Checklists and reference charts highlight key areas of concern and consider specific needs when planning functional fitness programs for clients.

> Guidelines and safety precautions for special conditions and how they apply to range-of-motion exercises, resistance training, aerobic exercise, and stretching have been updated.

> Specific exercise instructions, including variations and progression options, show professionals how to add interest and challenge for participants.

> Suggested resources encourage exercise leaders to continue their education.

To enhance learning and program development, the text is divided into two parts. Part I covers planning an exercise program for frail elders or adults with special needs, including knowing the needs of class participants, motivating students to exercise, and keeping them safe while participating. It also offers strategies for success, including basic class structure creating a sense of fun and community. Part II covers implementation of a successful program, including course design, warm-up and cool-down, and exercises for range of motion, resistance training, aerobic training, and stretching, with their variations. Over 150 photos illustrate safe and effective execution of the exercises.

Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is an easy-to-follow resource for working with elderly individuals in assisted living and nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, day centers, senior centers, recreation and community centers, and home health care environments. This unique guide has the hands-on information necessary for creating safe and effective exercise programs and understanding medical disorders, safety precautions for specific disorders, and implications for exercise. Readers will learn to design and teach a dynamic fitness program for older adults—and keep it fun, safe, and functional—with Exercise for Frail Elders.

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Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the profession. The book draws on the combined wisdom, experience, and technical expertise of 23 professors and leaders in the field, who present diverse perceptions, philosophies, and practices for therapeutic recreation in the 21st century. The book showcases how the profession addresses various clients' needs throughout the life span through therapeutic programs, modalities, and activities. It presents a wide range of applications, allowing readers to explore their personal and professional options, and provides insight into the basic knowledge, attributes, and skills students need in order to thrive in the field. It also delineates career paths in the profession and how a therapeutic recreation specialist works with various populations.


Foundations of Wellness

Life is crammed with busyness, screen time, and an abundance of shallow experiences. If you don’t mindfully change your way of thinking and behaving, that’s all your life will ever be.

Foundations of Wellness can help you live a satisfying life—one full of rich and deep experiences. You’ll understand your identity and inner strengths and resources as well as set and move toward meaningful personal goals.

With Foundations of Wellness, you will explore physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual realms of wellness using an evidence-based approach to health and wellness that will help you explore ways to live your life to the fullest. You will examine the seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness to daily living, delve into wellness resources and dietary needs, discover health check strategies, and learn the keys to making healthy behavioral changes.

Foundations of Wellness is written in a conversational style and divided into three parts. Part I establishes basic wellness problems and introduces tools to discovering wellness and inner peace. Part II addresses physical dimensions of wellness, including physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and body maintenance. In part III you’ll discover the strategies that will propel you to a higher level of living—one that can affect not only your life but also the lives of others for generations to come.

Each chapter explores key concepts and topics that affect your wellness. The chapters begin with objectives and a vignette that illustrates a challenge related to the content and use stories to illustrate teaching points. The text also incorporates activity sidebars that empower you to make the behavioral changes that will lead to a more satisfying and meaningful life.

You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness—a practice that helps you live with greater awareness—and positive psychology as you embark on your wellness journey. In Foundations of Wellness, you will also learn the seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practices and explore the spiritual truths that are at the core of wellness.

Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including physiology, ecology, psychology, sociology and the environmental sciences, and across a wide range of countries.

It describes the impact of Green Exercise on human health and well-being through all stages of the lifecourse and covers a wide spectrum from cellular processes such as immune function through to facilitating human behavioral change. It demonstrates the value of Green Exercise for activity and education purposes in both schools and the workplace, as well as its therapeutic properties. Green Exercise is an effective intervention for vulnerable groups and promoting healthy ageing, with activities including wilderness therapy, therapeutic horticulture and the use of forests and water. Chapters also integrate cross-cutting key themes which are relevant to all stages of the lifecourse and have significantly contributed to the Green Exercise research base, such as forest bathing and blue exercise.

The book also explores the future of Green Exercise, the way in which research can be used to influence green design and planning and how health, social care and environmental agendas can be integrated to enable Green Exercise to be more widely used as a mechanism for improving health.