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Experiential Learning in Outdoor Recreation

Aimee Vlachos
Learn how to incorporate experiential learning in outdoor recreation programs and increase student’s interest in exploring a career in recreation.

When Aimee Vlachos attended Western State College of Colorado for her undergraduate degree, her passion for outdoor recreation blossomed. She was fortunate that the recreation classes she completed included a number of field work experiences. This included: ice climbing up frozen waterfalls, building winter snow caves at the top of a 16,000 foot mountain, river rafting through the Grand Canyon, and planning skateboard contests. 
Aimee has been teaching sport management and outdoor recreation courses for the past 14 years and has experience instructing at Southern Maine Community College, Southern New Hampshire University, and Daniel Webster College.