Principal investigator(s)Brent J. Bell
College outdoor orientation programs provide transitional experiences for students at dozens of four-year colleges. Currently these programs are rapidly expanding, but many programs are also discontinuing for unknown reasons. Research demonstrates that these programs are often in-roads for students to develop an interest in environmental issues. This program supports undergraduate research projects focused on outdoor orientation programs that will help programs to make improvements and maintain sustainable futures within institutions. Students are supported through a research planning conference, access to data, and follow up on research and program projects.