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UMaine Today Magazine

On the Cover

Summer 2002

Summer 2002 Cover
Photo by Monty Rand

Every May term for 27 years, University of Maine Associate Professor of Physical Education Walter Abbot has led an outdoor leadership course that prepares students to meet the challenges of coordinating wilderness trips and conducting outdoor education classes. One of the learning environments is the West Branch of the Penobscot River in northern Maine, where Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park is the backdrop.

The emphasis is on leadership, safety and liability in outdoor education, with students developing and evaluating experiences beyond the classroom. Abbott's outdoor leadership course is legendary, attracting a total of more than 2,000 majors and non-majors in kinesiology and physical education through the years.






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