RECL grad students present research at Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

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RECL grad students present research at Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

Published on June 13 2013


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Travelling to the shores of Lake Otesaga, Lucas Cooper (MA student) and Ryan Howard (PhD student) from Recreation and Leisure Studies presented their research at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (NERR) in Cooperstown, New York.

The NERR conference took place April 7-9, featuring a wide range of research topics including outdoor and adventure recreation, natural resource management, human dimensions of wildlife, and urban parks and recreation.

“NERR was a fantastic opportunity to not only meet fellow researchers but also to be able to openly discuss some of the newest topics being explored in the recreation and leisure fields.” said Lucas Cooper, who is currently pursuing an MA in Leisure Studies at Brock.

“The community at NERR was extremely welcoming to a new researcher and it was a great experience to be able to share my own research in this type of forum.”

Both Cooper and Howard presented on findings related to the Brock BaseCamp program, sense of community and wilderness trips, and on the ways historical nature writing can contribute to shaping current themes in outdoor education.

“NERR was a conference enriched with a great mixture of professors, managers, and graduate students and it’s always exciting to see these up and coming researchers receive such admiration from well-known colleagues from across the world.” says Dr. Garrett Hutson, who attended along with fellow recreation and leisure faculty member Dr. Tim O’Connell.

“For the past two years Brock has had a great faculty and graduate student presence at this conference and we look forward to attending again in the future.”

NERR Conference