Events in Queensland

Sue Waite Presentation - June 9th 2017 - ACU Brisbane

Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank – An opportunity for Outdoor Educators in QLD to gather and engage with international keynote Sue Waite as part of her Australian visit.

Sue Waite

Associate Professor (Reader) in Outdoor Learning in Plymouth Institute of Education

Plymouth University

Sue Waite is investigating how place, people and pedagogies interact to support positive societal outcomes through play, learning, health and well being in the great outdoors. Sue’s research includes: looking at youth benefits from living in and engaging with activities within National Parks; Economic and Social Science Research Council grants looking at ‘Opportunities afforded by the outdoors for alternative pedagogies in children’s transition from Foundation Stage to Year 1’; and ‘Understanding educational and well being implications of learning outside the classroom through cross-national collaboration’. Walking in wild places is her favourite outdoor activity.

The evening will see a casual beginning with nibbles and drinks before a presentation from Sue, with opportunity for discussion and reflection on her findings. On arrival at ACU please look out for the signs directing you to the presentation. Any difficulties please contact Ginny Mitchell on 0459 335 506

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Facilitators of Outdoor Learning (FOOLS) Forums are run occasionally by OEAQ and are aimed at bringing outdoor educators together to have fun, share practice and recent experiences. Check back from time for dates or join OEAQ to be sure to receive an email invite. Normally held in South-east Queensland and Far North Queensland.

Wilderness 1st Aid - Full Course & Recertification

23rd – 25th September 2017 – Remote Area First Aid Course/Wilderness Recertification (3 days)

23rd – 27th September 2017 – Wilderness First Aid Full Course (5 days)

Survive First Aid is running both refresher and full courses based out at Adventure Alternatives (283 Woodrow Rd, Woodford)

Contact Survive First Aid to book in!

NOEC 2016

NOEC is the outdoor education conference (NOEC) run by Outdoor Education Australia every two years and organised each time by the hosting state body. In 2016 this is Queensland – Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland. Planning is already under way for the 2016 event and its location on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast makes it readily accessible for many Queenslanders.

Full details here

2013 Conference

This 3 day event was held in Cairns during the July 2013 school holidays and attended by over 100 outdoor educators.

Major Speakers were:

Chris Hudson author of An Adult’s Guide to The Teenage World and Raiding Resilient Teenagers.

Roger Greenaway (UK) Presentation and Workshop on Reviewing techniques 

Major Sponsors were:

Macpac, One Planet, Wilderness Equipment

2013 Macpac preentation 2013 Night Conf