July 20, 2017

Howie Harshaw recently sat down with Lauren Walker to talk about his research and where his passion for outdoor recreation research comes from.

“Outdoor recreation serves an important purpose: it provides opportunities for people to interact with nature. Outdoor recreation activities act like windows to the environment, and facilitate experiences in nature. Most people do not work in nature-related professions — outdoor recreation becomes the lens through which people interact with, and understand nature”.

Read the full Q&A here: A Passion for Outdoor Recreation Research

UofA PER Talk

March 17, 2014

On November 21st 2013, Howie Harshaw gave a PER Talk to the University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation. The lecture, Making Space for Outdoor Recreation Outside of Parks and Protected Areas: Finding places to connect to nature, focused on the benefits that outdoor recreation provides to individuals and society, and explored how these benefits could be realized in landscapes that support other values (such as natural resource development). Within this context, Howie discusses how spaces (and places for outdoor recreation can be maintained and supported. Check out the lecture below: