The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors and Connections to Nature With James Edward Mills on New Normal Big LifeTV


In this episode of New Normal Big LifeTV, James Edward Mills talks about connections to nature and his new book, “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors”

James Edward Mills — A freelance journalist and contributing writer for outdoor-focused print and online publications such as “National Geographic Adventure,” “Rock and Ice magazine,” “Alpinist magazine,” “Standup Paddle Magazine,” “Elevation Outdoors magazine,” and others.   James is a 2016 recipient of the “Paul K. Petzoldt Award For Environmental Education.” He is the author of the new book “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors” and the co-writer/co-producer of the documentary film “An American Ascent.” In 2020 The Adventure Gap was named by Outside Magazine as one of the 10 “Outdoor Books that Shaped the Last Decade.”   In recognition for his work in sharing the important history and legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and their efforts in creating the National Park Service, Mills was named a Yosemite National Park Centennial Ambassador in 2016. And he’s currently a faculty assistant at the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute For Environmental Studies. He teaches a summer course for undergraduate students on diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation and public land management titled “Outdoors For All.”

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