You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Urban children and nature: a summary of research on camping and outdoor education
Author: Burch, William R., Jr. Jr.;
Source: In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101-111
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: This paper reports the preliminary findings of an extensive bibliographic search that identified studies or urban children in camp and outdoor education programs. These studies were systematically abstracted and classified qualitative or quantitative. Twenty-five percent of the abstracted studies were quantitative. The major findings, techniques of study, and policy suggestions of the studies are summarized. In general, the qualitative studies report considerable positive influence for urban children involved in camp and outdoor education experiences. The quantitative studies find only slight changes or changes for only a small proportion of the campers. The changes reported in the quantitative studies are often attributed to the break in routine or to the class backgrounds of the campers rather than to the camp experience. This paper suggests that more refined quantitative research and more modest qualitative research are needed.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- This publication may be available in hard copy. Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
XML: View XML
Burch, William R., Jr. 1977. Urban children and nature: a summary of research on camping and outdoor education. In: Children, Nature, and the Urban Environment: Proceedings of a Symposium-Fair; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-30. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 101-111
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility