Education Outdoors Conference 2017

Outdoor Learning: A Natural Connection

Outdoor learning is a form of experiential education that focuses on guided, integrated learning in outdoor natural environments. It utilises the natural environment to impart personal and social knowledge, physical skills, and subject-specific knowledge across the full curriculum. Outdoor Learning has long been recognised for its diversity and ability to connect with many other areas. Join us to further unpack and strengthen these connections.

This year’s theme aims to highlight the benefits of children’s experience in natural environments, including health through increased physical activity; wellbeing through enhancing social and intra-personal qualities and educational attainment through developing ‘characters’ of resilience and confidence. 

This year’s conference will not only showcase current Victorian “outdoor learning” programs, but will also provide national and international connections.

Friday Dinner

This year dinner will be held off-campus at the All Seasons Hotel and will include a keynote presentation by inspiring guest speaker, Sandy Robson, titled “Germany to Australia by Kayak”. In the past five and a half years, WA’s Sandy Robson has put herself to the test as she retraced 23000km of the journey of Oskar Speck and paddled through 20 countries by kayak. Don’t miss out on this truly inspiring talk and a wonderful meal, with pre-dinner drinks proudly sponsored by VicSuper Bendigo.

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Conference APP online

Up-to- date info on Schedule, Presenters and Sponsors

Thursday 25th May Pre- Conference Day Workshops & Symposium

Volunteer application form

Students interested in volunteering this year, please fill out the application form.

Need more Info?

Contact   Nelson McDonough: nelson_mcdon@hotmail.com OR  Sean Murray sean.murray@latrobe.edu.au

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