The tangerine is highly appreciated in outdoor environments. While its scientific name, Citrus bergamia, may be little known, its flavor is renowned for adventures. Its citrus taste combines an acidic sensation, reminiscent of the wild nature, with its own sweetness that replenishes energy and brings joy.
Its natural packaging is ideal for outdoor sports, being lightweight yet capable of protecting against potential impacts along the way.
When it comes time to enjoy it, it generously reveals its segmented structure, highlighting its large segments ergonomically. It can be split in half, into three, seven, or however many segments we desire, up to the usual 11 segments.
- I consumed many bergamots to write the thesis “Between Two Natures: Contributions of Outdoor Education through Adventure to Formation in Administration.” In this post, I will share with you, in 11 segments, what I have learned through my readings on the subject of Outdoor Education through Adventure:
- It is internationally known as Outdoor Adventure Education and has been implemented in various educational contexts, ranging from early childhood education to business leadership training.
- It employs adventure activities in natural environments as an educational strategy, including hiking, climbing, sailing, canoeing, and camping.
- It embraces an experiential learning method that involves observation, experimentation, conceptualization, and reflection on one’s own experiences.
- It often challenges participants to step out of their comfort zone, confront obstacles, and develop confidence in themselves and others, with a focus on the relationships between individuals and the elements of nature.
- It can be seen as a response to the challenges of modern life, which often lead to stress, anxiety, and a disconnection from nature. Outdoor Education through Adventure can contribute to the development of resilient, creative individuals committed to building a more sustainable world.
- Its philosophical origins date back to classical Greece, with Plato and Aristotle’s pursuit of harmony between physical (gymnastics) and intellectual development.
- It is frequently associated with the Boy Scouts, a globally influential organization in the formation of children and teenagers through nature-based activities.
- Other noteworthy organizations in this field include Outward Bound, British Exploring Society, and NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School Pacific Northwest). Outward Bound, in particular, has been consistently operating in Brazil since 2000, with its headquarters in Campos do Jordão, São Paulo.
- It is also connected to the Camping movement, primarily due to the deliberate pursuit of physically challenging activities combined with social demands for community living.
- In academic terms, the field is concentrated in Australia, the USA, and Great Britain. Key journals include the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, and Journal of Experiential Education.
- It has demonstrated positive results in promoting mental health, developing socio-emotional skills, and enhancing team performance.
Would you like another tangerine? In the next post, I will share what I have learned from firsthand experience in adventure activities.