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Brian Forist

School of Public Health

Expert Bio

Brian Forist is a lecturer with the Department of Health and Wellness Design. His research interest include outdoor recreation; recreation management; science-based management of parks and protected areas; visitor experiences in parks, protected areas, museums and other leisure/tourist sites; visitor-centered, two-way interpretation through dialogue; free-choice, constructivist teaching and learning; environmental education; human ecology, interdisciplinary environmental studies; humans and nature; natural and cultural history of the United States.

Areas of Expertise

Human-environmental interaction as it intersects with leisure, recreation and public health. Specifically, local food systems/sustainable agriculture, private land conservation, and environmental education and interpretation.

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