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Welcome new member Primal Adventures

  Primal Adventures provide small group wilderness adventures.   http://www.primaladventures.com.au “We inspire our guests to find the peace and stillness that comes from a wilderness adventure. Immersing yourself in stunning natural environments away from the crowds is one of the best ways to recharge, but this can take a lot of planning and organisation. We'll [...]

Welcome new member Primal Adventures 2018-09-20T17:16:40+00:00

Australian AAS news update summary

Australian AAS news update summary Overview - This draft news summary lists the latest released news (with links) for use.   Australian AAS News Summary for Sept 2019 There has been lots of Australian Adventure Activity Standard (Australian AAS) project news recently. Below is a summary of all the key news: Call for nominations for [...]

Australian AAS news update summary 2018-09-20T17:13:14+00:00

Recap of Blue Mts Forum in June

On a wintry bluebird afternoon in the Blue Mountains, over 25 local outdoor business owners, educational institutions, council officers, national parks personnel, and six of our committee members met at the Glenella Guesthouse in Blackheath to discuss Outdoors NSW. Discussion that ensued after a presentation, led by our Strategic Business Officer, Liz Horne was thoughtful and passionate. [...]

Recap of Blue Mts Forum in June 2018-09-20T17:07:15+00:00

The Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education has a new home

Outdoor Education Australia has engaged Springer International to publish the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education online.   Subscription to JOEE for individuals and organisations in Australia and New Zealand will be available through any OEA affiliated organisation.   Your OEA JOEE subscription will include access to the Outdoor Education Australia Digital Library.   Subscriptions [...]

The Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education has a new home 2018-09-16T08:14:10+00:00

UPLOADS App Launch

Please join us at the upcoming launch of the NEW UPLOADS app o 14th September at 2pm (AEST). Understanding and Preventing Led Outdoor Accidents Data System (UPLOADS) is a sector-wide incident reporting system that was developed to address the lack of good quality data on injuries and incidents during led outdoor (LOA) activities. It is [...]

UPLOADS App Launch 2018-09-11T19:41:17+00:00

Inland Water Paddle-craft draft released for public comment

The draft activity good practice guide for 'Inland Water Paddle-craft' has just been released for public comment. Members of the outdoors community can have their say about this activity good practice guide by visitingyoursay.australianaas.org.au/inland-water-paddle/ The draft good practice guide is available to download or readable online via the yoursay website. Feedback submissions can be lodged via the websites [...]

Inland Water Paddle-craft draft released for public comment 2018-09-11T19:35:38+00:00

Deer Aerial Shooting

Parks Victoria will be implementing a deer aerial shooting trial in the Mt Buffalo and Alpine National Parks in October 2018. A significant expansion of deer populations in the Alpine and Mt Buffalo National Parks, and surrounding areas, has been observed over the past decade, with increased impacts on environmental, social and economic assets.  Parks [...]

Deer Aerial Shooting 2018-09-11T19:34:28+00:00

Outdoor Classroom Day 2018

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, almost 200,000 of those were in Australia.  Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical [...]

Outdoor Classroom Day 2018 2018-09-09T07:29:08+00:00

Reb Gregg Wilderness Management Award

Congratulations to Clare Dallat who has become the first person outside of North America to be awarded the prestigious Reb Gregg Wilderness Management Award, The award recognises significant contribution to risk management in the outdoor education profession. Clare, Executive Director of Research and Innovation, and Director of Risk Resolve at The Outdoor Education Group and [...]

Reb Gregg Wilderness Management Award 2018-09-06T07:18:19+00:00

Worksafe Queensland Update

Purpose The purpose of this alert is to highlight the risk of strangulation when participating in high ropes adventure courses. In May 2018, a participant on a high ropes adventure course was strangled in a non-fatal incident when two lanyards (cows-tails) attached to a sit harness and overhead line became taut on either side of [...]

Worksafe Queensland Update 2018-09-05T10:40:17+00:00