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Wilderness 2.0: Understanding How People Experience & Value Wilderness

This article is from Issue Wilderness 2.0 (Wilderness 50 Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 10.

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Sharing experiences is an important way for people to think about experiences they have had and better understand how those experiences relate to their entire life. The scientists in this study were interested in how people share their wilderness experiences and how this sharing affects a person’s relationship with wilderness. 

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Meet the scientists that contributed to this article:

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process
  • Uses and Benefits of Science

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Benefit of natural resources to local economy
  • Change
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Human impact on natural resources
  • Importance of Forests
  • Outdoor Time
  • Regulation
  • Value of natural environments

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • History of science (G)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Personal health (F)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)