Assessing High-Impact Practices: The Role of Triple Loop Learning in Fostering Future Conservation Leaders


  • Eddie Hill Old Dominion University
  • Hans-Peter Plag Old Dominion University
  • Tatyana Lobova Old Dominion University
  • Chris Zajchowski Old Dominion University
  • Anthony Desocio



Outdoor recreation, Service-learning, conservation, partnerships


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Author Biographies

Eddie Hill, Old Dominion University

Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies

Hans-Peter Plag, Old Dominion University

Director, Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute

Tatyana Lobova, Old Dominion University

Depart of Biology

Chris Zajchowski, Old Dominion University

Park, Recreation & Tourism Studies


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