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Outdoor and Environmental study is a study of the way humans interact with and relate to natural environments. This includes environments that have minimum influence for humans, but may also include environments subject to human intervention.  The study is directed towards enabling students to make critically informed comments on questions of environmental sustainability and to understand the importance of environmental health, particularly in local contexts.

Unit 1 Exploring Outdoor Experiences

This unit examines some of the ways in which humans understand and relate to nature through experiences of outdoor environments. The focus is on individuals and their personal responses to and experiences of outdoor environments.  Students are required to participate in a number of excursions that relate directly to the course such as: hiking, canoeing, snorkeling, surfing and skiing.