p. 153-154. 2p.
This study explored the concept of sense of place during a 30-day National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) extended wilderness experience in a mountain range in the western United States. Sense of place is not a fixed concept, but may be best understood as a moving force that touches people's emotions on a variety of levels through the bonds they form with places (Tuan, 1974). The term has been utilized in such fields as geography and architecture since the early 1970s (Williams & Stewart, 1998). Scholars of leisure, recreation, and outdoor education are increasingly utilizing this concept because it holistically captures the value people place on "resources, lands, landscapes and ecosystems" (p.20).
"Connectedness in the Wildernes Experience: Interpretation of Sense of Place During a National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor Course,"
Research in Outdoor Education: Vol. 8, Article 19.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/reseoutded/vol8/iss1/19