Research & Evaluation of Adventure Programming
REAP is a sub-group of AEE's Council on Research and Evaluation, 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.
REAP's purpose 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.
2010 REAP Symposium Presentations:
- A REAP success story. Matt Claybaugh, Ph.D. & A. Scott Allred, LMFT, Marimed Foundation
- 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
- Kernels in Adventure. Bobbi Beale, PsyD. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Tffany 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
- Practical tips to increase organizational support of evaluation and research. Maurie Lung, LMHC, LMFT, Life Adventures Counseling and Consulting
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