Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Event Information


Event Name:Advocacy Webinar | TWS - Public Lands Curriculum - Creating personal connections in virtual spaces
Event Type(s):AORE Program
Webinar
Description:Struggling to figure out how to create personal connections with your outdoor colleagues in a video call beyond “How’s the weather?” and “What’s your TP supply like?”?  Join The Wilderness Society and the Appalachian Mountain Club to learn about an activity that can help you build community virtually in these times of isolation, adapted from TWS’s Public Lands Curriculum resource.  You’ll have an opportunity to think about your own personal connection to land, what shaped your outdoor experiences, and how other’s experiences have shaped their relationship to to the outdoors.  You’ll also walk away with a tool that can be facilitated virtually with any group, as an icebreaker activity or an opportunity for deeper engagement and discussion with groups.
 
TWS’s Public Lands in the United States: A Curriculum is an inclusive and equity-focused resource created in partnership with the Avarna Group that helps orient people to our shared public lands.  It includes five chapters, each with context-setting background, step by step lesson plans and materials for each activity—from printable images and “Wilderness Values” cue cards to timeline puzzles and research prompts about current diversity and access efforts and current threats to public lands.  Although it’s geared especially for those working with high school-aged students, it’s been downloaded by university staff, nonprofits and agencies such as the National Parks Service and U.S. Forest Service.

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Learning objective(s): 
Participants will:
  • Briefly explore the background, development process, and structure of the Public Lands Curriculum.
  • Participate in a virtual activity from the Public Lands Curriculum.
  • Learn best practices for adapting and facilitating virtual activities from the Public Lands Curriculum.
  • Brainstorm ways to use the virtual activity in personal and professional settings.


Public Lands in the United States: A Curriculum

The downloadable curriculum includes five chapters, each with context-setting background, step by step lesson plans and materials for each activity—from printable images and “Wilderness Values” cue cards to timeline puzzles and research prompts about current diversity and access efforts and current threats to public lands.  Although it’s geared especially for those working with high school-aged students, it’s been downloaded by university staff, nonprofits and agencies such as the National Parks Service and U.S. Forest Service.


Introductory Webinar 4/22; recording available in AORE Members' Area - Online Learning.
Event Date:6/15/2020
Event Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:2:00 - 3:00 PM EST [SUBJECT TO CHANGE!]
Contact Person:AORE National Office
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