EPISODE 78 – THE VALUE OF THE OUTDOORS FOR YOUTH AND THE IMPACTS OF ISOLATION

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We’re joined by three guests, all of them experts in Youth in the Outdoors. Returning to the show is Melissa Werkman, who is now the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy ‘Center’ of Kent County in West Michigan. Mike Greer joins us again as the Executive Director of Elevation Outdoors, which works with underprivileged youth in the Kelowna, BC area. And joining us for the first time, is Nevin Harper, Associate Professor with School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island.

About Brent:

Brent is a Trail Builder with the North Shore Mountain Bike Association and focuses on the Upper and Lower Griffen Trails on Mount Fromme. Through his work with Trailforks he’s come to discover the world of advocacy beyond just his home in North Vancouver, and serving as the inspiration to create Front Lines MTB.

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RELATED SHOW LINKS

Children’s Advocacy Center – https://cac-kent.org/
Elevation Outdoors – http://www.elevationoutdoors.ca/
Nevin Harper – https://www.nevinharper.com/
New Society Publishers – https://newsociety.com/books/n/nature-based-therapy
BC Trails Strategy Review – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/sports-recreation-arts-and-culture/outdoor-recreation/camping-and-hiking/rec-sites-and-trails/rstbc-policies/trails_strategy_review_what_we_heard_21april2020.pdf
People For Bikes Federal Rulemaking – https://peopleforbikes.org/federal-e-bike-rulemaking/

Traditional Territory – https://native-land.ca/

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Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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