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.

From the keynotes secured to the breadth of concurrent workshop sessions to the diverse field day activities, delegates voted that it was a conference of high value.

Attended by over 200 educators, teachers and interested community members from across Australia, the event re-energised those working in outdoor ed.

“We were reminded of the great diversity in practice and that there’s no one way to do things, which is part of the uniqueness of what we do,” said James.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for people to step outside the bubble of their day-to-day existence to think more strategically about innovating in education.

“And it was encouraging to see the strides being made in gender and indigenous inclusiveness with aims for greater representation in future years.”

Thanks to Outdoor Education Tasmania, which has put its hand up to host NOEC2018.