Title

Get Out, Go Wild

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Presentation

Abstract

The goal of our capstone project is to encourage children to adopt hobbies that frequently encourage them to get outside. We will present a video contest in which children record a short video of themselves doing any outdoor activity they love. The goal is to encourage students to get outside and give them the opportunity to be creative, collaborate, and innovative. We want to promote the qualities of nature and its substantial benefits to mental health. In addition, encouraging students to participate will secure outdoor recreation and potentially lead to students discovering new hobbies. It will also give them the chance to share hobbies they love with their friends and family.

The video contest: "Go Out, Get Wild!" will open in January through Face book, Instagram, and Flipgrid, a website that allows contestants to upload short videos, following a specific criteria. In order for videos to be eligible in the contest the submission must be between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long, include the introduction "My name is __ , and this is how I go out and get wild!". Participants must be under the age of 18, and provide parental consent. The consent will provide us with the rights to publish the videos to social media, as well as present them at the University of Montana Conferance of Undergraduate Research.

Our purpose is to target the development of mental health disorders related to the disconnect between children and the outdoors. Encouraging kids to be outside in whatever "green space" they prefer, which does not occur under a roof nor is technology-focused, addresses these coping and habit forming mechanisms for mental health disorder mitigation.

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Get Out, Go Wild

UC North Ballroom

The goal of our capstone project is to encourage children to adopt hobbies that frequently encourage them to get outside. We will present a video contest in which children record a short video of themselves doing any outdoor activity they love. The goal is to encourage students to get outside and give them the opportunity to be creative, collaborate, and innovative. We want to promote the qualities of nature and its substantial benefits to mental health. In addition, encouraging students to participate will secure outdoor recreation and potentially lead to students discovering new hobbies. It will also give them the chance to share hobbies they love with their friends and family.

The video contest: "Go Out, Get Wild!" will open in January through Face book, Instagram, and Flipgrid, a website that allows contestants to upload short videos, following a specific criteria. In order for videos to be eligible in the contest the submission must be between 30 seconds and 90 seconds long, include the introduction "My name is __ , and this is how I go out and get wild!". Participants must be under the age of 18, and provide parental consent. The consent will provide us with the rights to publish the videos to social media, as well as present them at the University of Montana Conferance of Undergraduate Research.

Our purpose is to target the development of mental health disorders related to the disconnect between children and the outdoors. Encouraging kids to be outside in whatever "green space" they prefer, which does not occur under a roof nor is technology-focused, addresses these coping and habit forming mechanisms for mental health disorder mitigation.