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‘Childsplay’ by Dr Rachael Sharman

The powerpoint resource from Dr Rachael Sharman’s keynote presentation at our recent Outdoor Education Conference 2016, is now available in our resource library. Rachael’s presentation was titled “Every parent wants their child to grow into a strong, successful human being, but how is this best achieved?” She highlighted evidence from Australia and abroad that demonstrates that by over-sanitising early play experiences, we have done our children more harm than good in stunting their psychosocial development. So if you didn’t manage to get to the conference, or you’d just like to revisit Rachael’s fantastic presentation, download your copy now. Want to read more? Here’s a link to Rachael’s research articles     ‘Childsplay’ : keynote... read more

Last chance to purchase tickets to Tourism forum

Register now to secure your seat. Registration closes this Friday, 10th June. We are delighted to have the following speakers lined up: Bradley Fauteux, Chief Executive, Parks Victoria Adam Muir, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Shae Keenan, Tourism Victoria / Visit Victoria Chuck Berger, Outdoors Victoria Dianne Smith, Victorian Tourism Industry Council Chris Lee, Regional Development Victoria Special case study: Lizzie Corke, Conservation Ecology Centre & Great Ocean Ecolodge We’ve also scheduled time for one-on-one interaction between key staff from the above agencies, as well as the Australian Camps Association and other outdoor community leaders, as well as time to network with your peers.   We look forward to seeing you at there! One-day intensive focus on nature-based tourism policy, innovation and networking Date: 15 June 2016 Time: 10 am – 4 pm Location: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne Full details... read more

Victorian Nature-based Tourism Forum

One-day intensive focus on nature-based tourism policy, innovation and networking Date: 15 June 2016 Time: 10 am – 4 pm Location: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne Registration details here Following last October’s successful inaugural nature-based tourism forum, Outdoors Victoria are delighted to be partnering withParks Victoria to deliver a one-day intensive forum for Victoria’s nature-based tourism community. Key speaker: Bradley Fauteux, Chief Executive, Parks Victoria Since his appointment as Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive late last year, Bradley Fauteux has been engaging energetically with parks stakeholders across the state, and beginning a process of revitalisation in the management of our state’s critical natural areas. Come hear from Bradley about his vision for our parks, and how we can work together to grow nature-based tourism opportunities. Registration now open! We know how hard it can be for tour operators, camps and nature-based tourism organisations, often located far from Melbourne, to keep on top of government policy and engage with government agencies. We’ve tried to help by bringing together key staff from all major government agencies relating to nature-based tourism in one place at one time. Come hear about the latest policies directly relevant to you- things like new funding under the regional tourism infrastructure fund, a new draft Biodiversity Strategy that aims to get more people connected with nature, the new Australian Adventure Activity Standards, the “Wander Victoria” marketing initiative, and many more. This event will include speakers from: Parks Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Tourism Victoria / Visit Victoria Outdoors Victoria The Victorian Tourism Industry Council Regional Development Victoria Special case study: Lizzie Corke, Conservation Ecology Centre & Great... read more

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