Environmental Values in Outdoor Recreation

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Event announcement titled Environmental values in outdoor recreation with an image of two men climbing a snow-covered peak.

Free and open panel discussion on “Environmental Values and Outdoor Recreation”
sponsored by the RIT Department of Philosophy, the RIT Department of Outdoor Education in the Division of Student Affairs, the Public Philosophy Network, and RocVentures Climbing Gym.

Featured panelists:

Kevin Krein, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Outdoor Studies at the University of Alaska Southeast, author of Philosophy and Nature Sports (Routledge 2019), mountaineer and professional ski guide
Leslie A. Howe, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and author of numerous articles in the philosophy of sport, as well as in existentialism and moral psychology
Jonathan Ellsworth, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BLISTER (an outdoor media & gear review company), former philosophy instructor, and co-editor of Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy (2012).

Our panel will discuss three questions at the core of outdoor recreation and adventure sports:
* Does outdoor recreation bring us closer to nature?
* What are the values that attract people to outdoor recreation, and how can these values come into conflict with each other?
* How can outdoor recreation develop our character as individuals and communities, and what are the hazards?

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Evelyn Brister
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When and Where
April 26, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

Open to the Public

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