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Wednesday, December 5 • 9:15am - 10:45am
D2. Building a Culture of Conservation

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Social science research on conservation ethic and protected areas
  • Philip Mullins - Ethics without borders: re-tracing the practice and impacts of outdoor recreation
  • Stephanie Coulson - “Raising environmentalists”: Key determinants of pro-outside play parenting practices and motivations to bring children to parks
  • Aggie Weighill - Improving visitors' experiences through international partnerships
  • Don Carruthers Den Hoed – Parks and restoration, reconnection and reconciliation


Don Carruthers Den Hoed (2)

Parks and 3R's: Building on a decade of work fostering inclusion in parks—and recent research on nursing in nature (mental health effects of inclusive outdoor recreation and impacts of parks at end of life)—this study explores how transdisciplinary inquiry offers a useful exploration... Read More →

Stephanie A. Coulson

Capital Regional District
“Raising environmentalists”: The decline of children’s outside play and visitation to natural spaces in western societies has been the subject of academic inquiry and targeted strategies from protected area managers for several years. Childhood experiences in nature are believed... Read More →

Philip M. Mullins

Educational management in the form of Leave No Trace (LNT) has been hugely successful at establishing new social/environmental norms, altering visitor behavior, mitigating direct damage, and maintaining particular ecological and aesthetic realities within protected and recreation... Read More →

Aggie Weighill

Vancouver Island University
Improving Visitors' Experiences Through International Partnerships: Ecotourism has long been used for economic development while also trying to meet conservation goals (Sakar & Sinha, 2015); however, in the global south this has often occurred in communities where access to formal... Read More →

Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:45am PST
  Concurrent Sessions
  • Moderator Phil Mullins
  • AV Assistant Stephanie Coulson