This year the ORN Conference is being held in Scotland which looks like a topic that will no doubt interest SOAN members: Outdoor recreation and active lifestyles – understanding behavioural change.
The conference will examine how behaviour influences people’s choices in outdoor recreation and active lifestyles. Aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, academics and other stakeholders, delegates will gain insights into models of human behaviour and how to apply behavioural change knowledge to promote outdoor recreation and encourage active lifestyles. Case studies will showcase successful examples of transformational behaviour change and how ‘hard to reach’ communities have been influenced. In particular, delegates will discover how to enable people to make better choices for themselves in terms of outdoor recreation and how to make services more cost-effective and easier for citizens to use.
Speakers include Professor Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde and former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and Stephen Jenkinson, Access and Countryside Management Ltd.
The conference includes an evening visit to The Enchanted Forest: a multi-award winning outdoor unique experience that explores the autumnal setting of nearby Faskally Wood through dramatic lighting and an original music score. There is also a guided walking tour in nearby Dunkeld, visiting and learning about several extraordinary Heritage Trees in Perthshire ‘Big Tree Country’.