Driving positive change through professional development, scientific research, and innovative design.

2 Nature TREC provides a wide range of services related to the outdoor industry. Our goal is to partner with existing programs to help them become better at what they do. We do this through our four pillars – training, research, education, and consulting. A description of our services is below.

Note: 2nd Nature TREC is not a wilderness therapy, eco-therapy, or nature therapy program. We do not do therapy in any context. We are not a wilderness program and do not take clients on extended wilderness expeditions.

Driving positive change through professional development, scientific research, and innovative design.

2    Nature TREC provides a wide range of services related to the outdoor industry. Our goal is to partner with existing programs to help them become better at what they do. We do this through our four pillars – training, research, education, and consulting. A description of our services is below.

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Note: 2     Nature TREC is not a wilderness therapy, eco-therapy, or nature therapy program. We do not do therapy in any context. We are not a wilderness program and do not take clients on extended wilderness expeditions.

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2nd Nature TREC is pleased to be analyzing data from the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA) Landscape analysis project.

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2nd Nature TREC is pleased to support Hammer & Heart, a new organization in Black Mountain providing home repairs and maintenance services for residents needing assistance.

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Drs. Brad Daniel, Jim Shores, and Brad Faircloth co-authored an article in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, entitled "The Effects of Natural Landscapes on Inspiration: An Exploratory Study".

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Dr. Brad Daniel is teaching a Natural History Interpretation course at the North Carolina Arboretum for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certification program from October 12 through November 4, 2021.

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2nd Nature TREC and Cypress Adventures will present a paper titled, “Impact of Community-Based Outdoor and Adventure Programming on Participant Social and Emotional Learning” at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research held as a part of the Association for Experiential Education’s Annual International Conference

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2nd Nature TREC is hosting a Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Certified Outdoor Educator clinic February 7 – 9, 2022 as a pre-conference event immediately prior to the WEA’s International Conference on Outdoor Leadership.

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2nd Nature TREC is hosting registration and logistics for the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors 15th Biennial Research Symposium to be held February 11-13, 2022 at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, USA.

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Erin Hines, Brad Daniel and Andrew Bobilya coauthored an article in a special issue of the journal Ecopsychology on Wisdom Traditions, Science and Care for the Earth.

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Dr. Daniel authored chapters on Mt. Mitchell, Linville Gorge, and Linville Caverns in the new Southern Gateways Guide, 30 Great North Carolina Science Adventures, edited by April C. Smith and Sarah J. Carrier (UNC Press)

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Dr. Bobilya and Dr. Faircloth recently co-authored a paper titled 'An investigation of moderators of change and the influence of the instructor on outdoor orientation program participants’ biophilic expressions in the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education.

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2nd Nature TREC is currently working with Cypress Adventures, Inc. to develop and implement a multi-year program evaluation plan.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2nd Nature TREC to host a Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Certified Outdoor Educator (COE) clinic
    Feb 07, 2022, 8:30 AM EST – Feb 09, 2022, 1:00 PM EST
    Black Mountain, 80 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
    Join us in the mountains of western North Carolina for a WEA COE clinic!
  • 15th Biennial Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (CEO) Research Symposium
    Feb 11, 2022, 5:00 PM EST – Feb 12, 2022, 10:00 PM EST
    YMCA's Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA
    February 11-13, 2022, at the YMCA’s Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC, USA.