Some people complete their secondary school and just know they want to have a career as an outdoor educator due to the exceptional experiences they had during their schooling or through organisations like Duke of Edinburgh, PCYC, Clubs or Scouts.
Others though wind their way to becoming an outdoor educator through a variety of pathways. Having rich and diverse life experiences is an important attribute of an Outdoor Educator as you are facilitating people through programs of self discovery. Naturally having suitable training and experience in physical or “hard skills” and safety is important as well. OEA encourages anyone who wants to have a career in outdoor education to spend time in their youth and at other times in the outdoors, up-skilling in various craft.
On these pages you can discover the divergent path some of our outdoor educators have taken and what’s on their horizons next.