Meet Our Foundation Partner

OEA gratefully acknowledges our Foundation Partner  — Wilderness Equipment — who has became our Foundation partner in late 2015 and has continue to join us in consecutive two year partnerships to advance outdoor education in Australia.

And our OEA Supporter

We are also highly appreciative of our OEA Supporter — Macpac — who has also been on board since 2016 helping us to furthering outdoor education.

OEA is an NFP that represents and supports thousands of practising outdoor educators, teachers and organisations across Australia. We do this through volunteer staff and a modest self-funding operating budget that is boosted by sponsorship of our biennial conference.

In recent years OEA has recognised we need to do more to:

  • expand and reinforce the importance of outdoor education
  • foster the outdoor education community in Australia
  • engage digitally with our members.

To that end, we have manage  this website, a Facebook page and other initiatives and have been fortunate to welcome onboard some fantastic like-minded partners who support us in our endeavours. It is with gratitude that we thank our Foundation Sponsors. Though this partnership arrangement these organisations will be profiled on our website and Facebook page and at NOEC.

We encourage you to get behind these companies and their association with us.

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Wilderness Equipment is very pleased to participate as a Foundation Partner with OEA in this exciting initiative. For sure we appreciate this opportunity to present our products directly to an important market segment, but we are also firm believers in the value of outdoor education.

As a small family company, begun in 1977, the outdoors has been our life. It remains the source of both the energy and inspiration needed to do what we do: to create and build products we not only have complete confidence in but which we are also proud to use for our own adventures. We understand the essential role outdoor education plays in helping all young people find their sense of place in this world.  We wish Outdoor Education Australia every success in its important mission to build the high profile and recognition that outdoor ed should have in Australian secondary education.  Ian Maley, Founder 

Macpac has a proud history of innovation – designing cutting-edge gear that accompanies explorers all around the world. We’re all about getting people into the outdoors, and for over 40 years we’ve been privileged to get behind outdoor educators, guides and professionals as they inspire adventure through fitness, education and recreation.Macpac smallestWe’re excited to continue supporting Outdoor Education Australia through exclusive discounts, education-specific products and wholesale rates for school purchases through our dedicated Australian team. Chris Detmar, Macpac