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Understanding the Outdoor Recreation and Restoration Program Leader as “Caregiver” in the Returning Veteran Context: Identifying Training Needs and Gaps

Thu February 13, 2014: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST

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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 “caregiver” in these emergent outdoor recreation and restoration programs for veterans, and then exploring what training needs might exist for these unique caregivers.


Keith 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.

For more information on Returning Warriors and additional work by Dr. Tidball, click here.

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Ray Rainbolt serves as the fish and wildlife program manager for the U.S. Army at the Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York.

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