Magnuson to present on Freshman Seminar Course

magnusonc-prefConnie Magnuson, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology’s Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies program, will present on her innovative and successful Freshman Seminar course, Go Outside and Playat The Association for Experiential Education International Conference from October 27-30 in Minneapolis.

Go Outside and Play is a course designed to introduce University of Minnesota freshmen to the great outdoors. Within the Twin Cities, outstanding agencies and numerous local, state, and national parks provide great resources for community engagement and enrichment right in our backyard. Through hiking, biking, standup paddle boarding and canoeing, students learn numerous ways to incorporate healthy, fun and life-long activities into their lives while understanding the importance of advocating for sustainable natural and environmental resources.