Outdoor Recreation and the NSRE: An Examination of Nature Based Learning Activities with a Focus on Water

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Provide and enhance the description of recreation participants in the nature based and specfiically
    water related learning activities
  • Segment recreation participants by applying the Three-step Procedural Model (activity packages,
    sociodemographic background, trip-related characteristics, environmental attitudes; and expenditure information)
  • Determine how the activity segments differ in terms of geographic, sociodemographic, travel trip, expenditure, attitudes and other characteristics
  • Provide recommendations for public and private recreation organizations interested in the outdoor
    recreation market

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Joseph O'Leary
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Purdue University


Joseph O'Leary
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