Research and Evaluation of Adventure Programming (REAP)
REAP is a sub-group of AEE's Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) which focuses on research in Adventure Programming. Each year the researchers, practitioners, academics, students and funders, gather to share information, work through research presentations and proposals and advance the state of knowledge in the field.
The group's focus is:
- To advance scientific, evidence-based research in adventure programming in educational and therapeutic settings
- To connect research with practice and practitioners with researchers
- To explore how evidence-based research can influence program quality and public policy
PREVIOUS YEARS OF REAP
The Annual REAP Symposium, April 13 - 15, 2011 Washington D.C.
National 4H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD. 20815
- RFP (pdf)
The 2010 Annual REAP Symposium, March 17-19, Washington D.C.
- 2010 REAP Intro Letter (pdf)
- Introducing "Concept Papers" at this conference faeturing high level quantitative research
- A REAP success story
Matt Claybaugh, Ph.D. & A. Scott Allred, LMFT, Marimed Foundation
- Hunting and gathering: Marimed Foundation research
Jamie Burke, M. Ed., University of New Hampshire
- Roof building in 2010: REAP opening introduction
Mike Gass, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
- What is the impact on classroom aggression of an inside or outside environment and participating in a cooperative or competitive activity?
Lee Gillis, Ph.D., Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia
- The impact of an indoor (built) or outdoor (green) environment and participating in a cooperative or competitive activity on the
classroom behavior of early adolescents: A concept worth studying
Lee Gillis, PhD, Georgia College
- Protecting the children of deployed military personnel: Short-Circuiting the downward spiral
Alan Ewert, Ph.D. & Alison Voight Ph.D., University of Indiana
- Kernels in Adventure
Bobbi Beale, PsyD. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Tiffany Wynn, MA, Camp Mary Orton & Lee Howard, Inc.
- The effects of participation in outdoor adventure recreation on Quality of Life in older adults
Deb Sugerman, Ph.D., Experiential Concepts, Dr. Susan Carter, Ph.D., National Indian Youth Leadership Project
- Carter-Springer Inside the Black Box
Dr. Susan Carter, Ph.D., National Indian Youth Leadership Project
- Adventure-based programs for American Indian youth: Analysis for sustainability and mediating factors
Practical tips to increase organizational support of evaluation and research
Maurie Lung, LMHC, LMFT, Life Adventures Counseling and Consulting
- Future funding directions in the Department of Education
Dick Prouty, President & CEO, Project Adventure, Inc.
March 18-20, 2009 Atlanta, GA, USA
- List of Presenters and Registation Information (pdf)
- Introduction Letter from Paul Limoges, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Experiential Education and Dick Prouty, President, Project Adventure, Inc.
- 2009 Research and Evaluation for Adventure Programming (pdf) (REAP) Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia
The REAP proceedings are a combination of written papers that represent the content of the different presentations and the powerpoints that individual presenters used during the symposium.
- Balancing Evaluation and Program Needs (ppt)
- The Effectiveness of Project Adventure's Behavior Management Programs for Male Offenders in Residential Treatment (ppt)
- Evaluation & Collaboration: Examining Outward Bound Bound’s Research Initiatives (pdf)
- Evidence-Based Research Practices and Learnings from Other Fields (ppt)
- Experiential Education and Public Health (ppt)
- Integrating the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines REAP 2009 (ppt)
- Phase II After the Evidence, Rolling up the Sleeves Part 1 (too big to post, email to receive)
- Phase II After the Evidence Rolling up the Sleeves Part 2 (ppt)
- Seeking Funding for Research through a Small Business Approach (ppt)
- 2008 Research and Evaluation for Adventure Programming (pdf) (REAP) Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 2007 Research and Evaluation for Adventure Programming (pdf) (REAP) Symposium, Beverly, Massachusetts