Australian schools invited to join voyage exploring marine debris management

Fiji-based Ocean Ambassadors invites Australian schools to voyage with them on marine debris management programs

With the rising sea levels and ocean debris a threat to our oceans and low-lying islands, a Canadian organised ocean conservation company, Ocean Ambassadors, is providing opportunities for 400 students a year to participate in week long educational voyagers around Fiji. Read more

New IOL Outdoor Learning Research website

The Institute for Outdoor Learning, based in Cumbria, United Kingdom, has launched a new website dedicated to research showing the benefits of outdoor learning to individuals and society.

The new website which can be found here features:

Research Reports – evolving research and practice development in outdoor learning.

Research Hubs – a network of academics and practitioners discussing and evaluating research in outdoor learning.

Article Archives from Horizons Magazine – FREE access to search, view and download articles on outdoor learning and related topics from this key outdoor practitioners magazine, going back nearly 15 years. That’s over 500 articles – and counting….!

Six Challenges for the Next Decade – what it means for our youth

Future Agenda: Six Challenges for the Next Decade

Released in December 2016, this timely book from Caroline Dewing and Tim Jone provides globally researched, expert opinions on what challenges the future holds.

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Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling Report

Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling – a Pathways from Evidence to Impact Report 2016  looks at 21 inter/national school-based outdoor learning case studies from 11 countries – highlighting challenges and opportunities, and making recommendations for improving delivery and evaluation of programmes. Executive summary is below. Full report can be downloaded here.

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NOEC 2018 will be on from 9 to 12 April in Tasmania

Outdoor Education Australia‘s next biennial National Outdoor Education Conference (NOEC) will be held on Hobart’s iconic waterfront at The Hotel Grand Chancellor from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 April 2018.

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6 Emotional Highs Identified in Adult Experiental Learning

In the November 2016 edition of Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Sandris Zeivots of the University of Technology Sydney, reveals the findings of his study with 15 adults in the emotional highs and benefits of Experiential Learning.

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NOEC 2016 celebrated Australia’s OE Community

NOEC 2016, held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the week after Easter was a huge success according to OEA Chaiperson, James McIntosh.

Many delegates were forthcoming in thanking the organisers, OEAQ, for the collective effort that had gone into making it a substantial event.

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