first_imgJoin us at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 13 for a 60-minute webinar on Understanding the Outdoor Recreation and Restoration Program Leader as “Caregiver” in the Returning Veteran Context: Identifying Training Needs and Gaps, presented by Keith Tidball, Ph.D. and Raymond Rainbolt.Many returning veterans that engage in outdoor recreation and restoration activities report positive reintegration into civilian life. The importance of human-nature interactions in outdoor recreation activities among returning service members have shown to contribute to individual and community resilience among wounded warriors and their families.This webinar will introduce the emerging role of outdoor recreation and restoration activities as therapeutic and resilience building for this generation’s returning warriors.  Special attention will be given to better identifying and understanding the role of “care-giver” in these emergent outdoor recreation and restoration programs for veterans, and then exploring what training needs might exist for these unique caregivers.PresentersKeith G. Tidball, Ph.D. is a veteran and social scientist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University where he studies the human dimensions of natural resource management in disaster and war. To learn more about the benefits of nature-based programs for veterans go to Returning Warriors: Outdoor Recreation, Restoration & Resilience.Raymond Rainbolt will serve as panel presenter for the webinar. Mr. Rainbolt is the fish and wildlife program manager for the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, located in northern New York.No registration is required to join the web conference, go to Outdoor Recreation & Restoration Program Leader as “Caregiver” in Returning Veterans to find connection information and related resources. If you are not on an installation, you may need to install security certificates or use one of the other connection methods.last_img

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