OEA announces Springer Publishing Partnership

OEA announces new OEA Digital Library and publishing partnership with Springer

From April 2018 Australian Outdoor Educators will have digital access to a number of highly beneficial library resources as a result of a new partnership with Springer, one of the world’s largest academic publishing houses.

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OEA Announces Outdoor Education Program Award

New OEA Award honours inspirational Outdoor Ed Programs

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) in conjunction with its Foundation Partner, Wilderness Equipment, has announced at NOEC 2018 an inaugural Australian Outdoor Education Program of the year Award.
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OEA Announces renewed Partner Support

OEA Announces renewed Partner Support for organisation and Australian Outdoor Education.

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) at its biennial conference, NOEC 2018, held in Hobart from 9 -12 April, announced and thanked three outdoor equipment providers for their significant and ongoing support of OEA.

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March 2018 Issue of JOEE focuses on Forest School

Special Issue focusses on early years of outdoor education

The March 2018 Issue of the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOEE) — the first to be published via OEA’s partnership with Springer International — focuses on Forest School; the brand and approach to outdoor and environmental education in the early childhood years.

This bumper issue has a broad international focus with contributors from around the English speaking outdoor education world: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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Positive Outcomes from 7 year UK Outdoor Education Study

Outdoor Ed study with 60 schools tracks benefits post course and over time

Those working in Outdoor Education often lament the lack of concrete evidence that attests to the benefits of outdoor educational programs.

This Outdoor Ed Study by Learning Away, released in 2015, may go some way to providing you with the outcomes you need to champion outdoor education.
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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….!