Outdoor recreation or outdoor activity is a leisure pursuit engaged in the outdoors, especially in (but not limited to) natural or semi-natural settings out of town. The two primary purposes for outdoor recreation are beneficial use and pleasurable appreciation. Pleasurable appreciation encourages experiences of being “let in on nature’s show”. Enhancement of inner perceptual and/or spiritual life may be experienced through outdoor and outdoor-related activities such as nature study, aesthetic contemplation, meditation, painting, photography, archaeological or historical research, and indigenous culture among others. These activities may also be physically rewarding. Many people in modern civilizations believe that the value of nature is found only in its “utilitarian value” (beneficial use). They would discount the inner perceptual and/or spiritual benefits of the “intrinsic value of nature” that may be experienced during pleasurable appreciation. Outdoor activities may also be pursued for the purposes of finding peace in nature, enjoying life, and relaxing. They are alternatives to expensive forms of tourism. Outdoor activities are also frequently used as a medium in education and teambuilding.