REC310 - Experiencing Recreation III - Connection People with Nature

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Subject Title
Experiencing Recreation III - Connection People with Nature

Subject Description
This course is focused on understanding and building relationships with the natural world. Through research, analysis, and experiential learning, students will explore human connectivity to flora and fauna, the health benefits of nature experiences, ecological consciousness, and above all the significance of nature to the practices, strategies and objectives of recreational professionals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Develop an appreciation of nature and its influences on our well being
  1. Critically reflect on personal connections and experiences with the natural world
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Interconnectedness of program planning and execution in relation to active living, nature-based recreational activities
  1. Critically assess and evaluate personal day-to-day impacts on the planet and create a plan to reduce ecological footprints through recreation
  1. Collect and create a data-base of nature-based recreational opportunities relevant to individual locale
  1. Identify municipal, provincial, and national approaches to conserving green spaces and engaging the public in natural environments through recreation
  1. Gain an understanding of non-government organizations dedicated to improving lives through conservation, education, and recreation
  2. Demonstrate acquired knowledge of a natural feature through interpretation

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.