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VCE OES 4.1.4

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Natasha MacLennan

on 28 July 2014

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The importance of healthy outdoor environments for individual physical and emotional wellbeing, and for the future of society.
Places for Recreation and Adventure

Aesthetic Appreciation

VCE OES 4.1.4
Why do you value healthy outdoor environments?

Why do you think other people value healthy outdoor environments?

outdoor environments
physical and emotional wellbeing and for the future of
A cheesy video to enjoy!
What does it mean?
People are drawn to activities such as canoeing, fishing and rock climbing for a variety of reasons.

Healthy outdoor environments provide opportunities for people to exercise, undertake positive risk taking behaviours, pursue physical and mental challenges and relax away from the pressures of their everyday lives in beautiful and inspiring places.
Paddling on white water rivers is one of the places where I feel most alive and connected to myself, the people around me, and the natural world.

It is important to me that these river systems remain healthy, as this factor is a large part of my motivation in returning to paddle in certain areas.
Your example
What is an outdoor activity you have taken part in this year?

Why are you drawn to participate in this activity?

Why is it important that the environment this activity takes part in remains healthy?
What does it mean?
Appreciating something aesthetically means appreciating something for its ability to inspire and stimulate creativity.

Many artists, including photographers, painters and musicians, derive inspiration for their work from healthy outdoor environments and their interactions with these places.
A drawing my friend created after being inspired by the Bogong High Plains
Your example
How could you demonstrate aesthetic appreciation in an environment you have visited?

How have people shown aesthetic appreciation to an environment you have visited?
Banjo Patterson, a famous Australian poet, gained inspiration from the Australian Alps area for many of his poems, including 'The Man From Snowy River.'
What does it mean?
Outdoor environments can provide a place for education. People want and need to learn about nature to understand the world and how it works.

Although you can learn when not in healthy outdoor environments, education within these places is important for the future of human society because people value places they know about and have spent time in, which made aid in creating individuals who will fight to protect these natural places in the future.
This may take the form of a school excursion or other educational groups visiting an area, information centers and signage, ecotourism, field trips undertaken by bush walking clubs or a personal trip to a favourite area.

Education can also occur indirectly, as shown through the popularity of nature programs on television.
Your example
How have you seen or been a part of education in the outdoors?

Why is it good to have healthy places to do this in?
Economic Values

Scientific Research

Intrinsic Values

What does it mean?/ Example
Healthy outdoor environments can have substantial economic value for many individuals, communities, and our country.

For example, those who make a living farming the land, or work as tour guides, park ranges and outdoor educators all require the environment to be healthy for their work to be sustained.
What does it mean?/ Example cont.
Furthermore, all the resources we use in daily life come directly or indirectly from outdoor environments, which for many in one way or another contribute to our economy.

For example, keeping the environment healthy is important in maintaining access to resources like timber. Healthy environments tend to provide greater quantity and more sustainable reserves of such resources, which leads to greater economic value from these places.
Your example
List and describe a way people have economic value in a place you have visited.
What does it mean?
Healthy outdoor environments are important because they can provide us with a reference point to monitor and assess the changes that are occurring in unhealthy or modified outdoor environments (for example, contrasting salinity levels).
What does it mean? cont.
Additionally, we still do not know everything about every species. In fact, new species and interrelationships between species are still being discovered by humans all time.

Medicines, vaccines or cures that may save the lives of individuals may be found through scientific research in healthy outdoor environments (e.g. eucalyptus oil). More over, as some food becomes scarce, the environment is further explored for alternatives.
Maisie Fawcett investigated soil erosion in the Bogong High Plains, focusing on the impact of cattle on the soil and vegetation. Fawcett had two areas fenced off where cattle/ sheep/ rabbits could not get in and compared these areas to areas where cattle were allowed. Although changes weren't visible straight away, large differences in vegetation and soil quality were eventually seen, which helped lead to the exclusion of cattle from this area.
Your example
What does it mean?
Humans tend to view outdoor environments in terms of their objective value. It is important to realize that outdoor environments exist of their own accord and have a value in their own right which is not dependent on human use or relationship with that outdoor environment. This value is the intrinsic value of outdoor environments.
Example/ Your example
The Bogong High Plains is full of unique fauna and flora, which can be recognised for its intrinsic value. For example, the rare Spaghnum Moss is found in the BHP. And although many people wouldn't recognise it or have the need to use it, it is still regarded highly for its uniqueness and for the plain fact that it exists.

What is something special that exists in a healthy outdoor environment you have visited this year?
With reference to intrinsic value, why is it important that this environment remains healthy?
How do healthy environments aid in researching environmental impacts in modified environments? How can this be applied to an environment you have visited this year?

What are two of the things that are valued by society that can be found through scientific research in healthy outdoor environments?
As like any other natural environment, the Murray River environment plays the most essential role in maintaining the biodiversity that lives in it, from the flora such as the Red Gums, to animals such as the waterbirds and Murray Cod, every living thing in the Murray River and surrounding area relies on the upkeep of the natural environment that it is for survival.
What does it mean?
Biodiversity is the basis for the continuation of life and is important for the survival of specific species, ecosystems and regions.

Biodiversity is an essential element of the sustainability of human societies and the natural environment.
Why is it important?
Healthy outdoor environments are important because they underpin the survival of biodiversity at all levels.

Biodiversity is important for many reasons, such as those already mentioned. It is also vital because it provides the life support systems of our planet: maintaining the atmosphere, influencing the climate, being essential in the water cycle and recycling natural nutrients.
Maintenance of Environmental Stability
Diverse ecosystems are usually associated with stability. They are resilient in the face of environmental stress, disruption and change. Diverse ecosystems also have the ability to restore and reconstruct their structure and function following human- induced stress.
Your Task Now
1. Log onto computer and open Prezi:

2. Fill in worksheet

3. Answer the given past exam questions
(we will read through two together first)
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