Technology that Inspires a Connection to Nature: Reframing the Role of Technology in Outdoor Engagement and Conservation

January 2022
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

Miami University graduate Anne Livingston ’21 wrote an article titled “Technology that Inspires a Connection to Nature: Reframing the Role of Technology in Outdoor Engagement and Conservation” in which she reviews the implications of technology use in nature and explores the possibilities of utilizing technology to increase outdoor engagement. Inspired by the Pokémon Go experience, a walking tour was presented to a group of teens aged 12-18 who tested to see how this technology engaged them in learning about native plants in the local ecosystem of southwestern Ohio with the ultimate goal of increasing environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Livingston holds a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University through the s Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). As an AIP student, Livingston completed web-based Miami graduate courses and participated in field studies through Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.