by DJ Chavez

Children, Youth and Environments 19(1):102-124


This study sought to determine whether young people would be more likely to participate in outdoor activities if some form of technology were involved. Thirty-eight youth participants in a Youth Day event held in 2007 in Los Angeles carried out four activities: two incorporated some form of technology (a camera safari and geocaching with GPS) and two did not (nature etchings and a nature scavenger hunt). The technology activities received more votes as liked activities. Lessons for similar outings are presented in the conclusion.

Region: Los Angeles, California
Publication Type: Journal article
Keywords: children and youth, contact with nature, Los Angeles, recreation, surveys and interviews, and urban nature