Getting to Know the Great Outdoors: A Call for Action


  • Eric Frauman Appalachian State University
  • Raymond Poff Western Kentucky University
  • Bruce Martin Ohio University


This special issue of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) is a compilation of research abstracts presented at the 7th Annual AORE (Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education) Research Symposium in San Antonio, TX, November 3-5, 2011, and the 4th Annual Outdoor Leadership Research Symposium (OLRS) held at the 2012 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership in Estes Park, Colorado, February 18-21, 2012. Numerous contributors provided some of the most current research related to outdoor recreation, education, and leadership. Each of the abstracts in this issue went through a double-blind, peer review process to ensure the quality of the work published here. Note: Two other JOREL special issues covering abstracts from previous years of these two symposiums were published in 2011 (Volume 3, Issue 2) and 2010 (Volume 2, Issue 2).