Calendar of Events - Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
Choose an Event Type:

EventDateTimeContact
    

Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in the out of doors. Within the diverse ecosystems of our public lands in Southern Illinois and other parts of the United States, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Most of your courses will begin in an indoor classroom setting at Touch of Nature where you will learn and discuss the history of the Leave No Trace program, receive an introduction to Leave No Trace principles, and make final preparations for backcountry travel (frontcountry courses will start the same way but will consist of day outings after day 1). Throughout the remaining days of the course, you will put your new skills into practice on a multi-day, backpacking or canoeing expedition in a stunning area of the United States.

Leave No Trace courses are conducted in a variety of settings. Touch of Nature has unique access to state parks and national forests for these courses giving students the opportunity to practice Leave No Trace skills in beautiful environments. In addition to hands-on practical application of skills, every student will hone their teaching style by presenting a 15- to 20-minute class on a Leave No Trace topic of their choice. Graduates of Leave No Trace Master Educator courses will have the skills to teach others about Leave No Trace. College credit is available for most Touch of Nature Leave No Trace Master Educator courses.


more info...
8/3/2020
-8/7/2020
9:00am to 3:00pmJD Tanner


We invite you to join our conversations regarding the proposed AORE bylaws developed by the Bylaw Alignment Taskforce and approved by the Board. We will offer two (2) unique days and times to provide context for the proposed bylaw alignment, an overview of the process, and provide members with opportunities to ask questions. The session(s) will be recorded so those unable to attend either live session can still access the information.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, please do so using this link:
https://mms.aore.org/members/form.php?orgcode=AORE&fid=4376883

Previous and ongoing communication about the bylaws is available through the Bylaws Alignment Resources page
Town Halls will be held:
  • 8/05/2020, 1:00PM EST
  • 8/12/2020, 8:30 PM EST
Please register for one (or both) in advance: https://aore.org/events.php
An opportunity to vote on the proposed bylaws will take place virtually along with BOD elections from September 1 - September 30th.
Thanks for your continued investment in the Association.

more info...
8/5/20201:00pm to 2:00pmAORE


more info...
8/12/20203:00pm to 4:00pmAORE


Learn some new ideas of how to programming for this year’s Day of Service on Saturday September 26th. We will cover both in person and virtual offerings that you can incorporate into your planning for a successful and meaningful day. 

This webinar is presented by AORE's Environmental Stewardship Committee.


more info...
8/12/20204:30pm to 5:30pmAORE National Office


We invite you to join our conversations regarding the proposed AORE bylaws developed by the Bylaw Alignment Taskforce and approved by the Board. We will offer two (2) unique days and times to provide context for the proposed bylaw alignment, an overview of the process, and provide members with opportunities to ask questions. The session(s) will be recorded so those unable to attend either live session can still access the information.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, please do so using this link:
https://mms.aore.org/members/form.php?orgcode=AORE&fid=4376883

Previous and ongoing communication about the bylaws is available through the Bylaws Alignment Resources page
Town Halls will be held:
  • 8/05/2020, 1:00PM EST
  • 8/12/2020, 8:30 PM EST
Please register for one (or both) in advance: https://aore.org/events.php
An opportunity to vote on the proposed bylaws will take place virtually along with BOD elections from September 1 - September 30th.
Thanks for your continued investment in the Association.

more info...
8/12/20208:30pm to 9:30pmAORE


Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current events, challenges and questions.

The format of our chat is open forum. We invite you to bring your current challenges, successes, questions, and experiences. As a collective group, we will determine the path of discussion the forum takes and provide opportunity for members to support each other through shared experiences.

more info...
8/19/20203:00pm to 4:00pm


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
8/22/2020
-8/23/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


MANAGE RISK ON WILDERNESS TRIPS

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind.

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all).

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

COURSE TOPICS

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

PRESENTED BY NOLS AND HOSTED BY REI


more info...
8/22/2020
-8/23/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


The Access and Permitting Committee supports the National Office by providing the AORE membership with important opportunities, resources, and information relevant to access to public lands and waters for current and aspiring outdoor recreation, education, and industry professionals and organizations. Join us for our monthly meetings to hear legislative updates, ask questions about existing permitting issues, and share our love of public lands!

more info...
8/27/20201:00pm to 2:00pmAORE National Office


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
8/29/2020
-8/30/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/12/2020
-9/13/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/12/2020
-9/13/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/12/2020
-9/13/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


For
Outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years.

Description
Our standard WFR course is 9-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend.
Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included. If you are interested in a hybrid WFR please visit the hybrid WFR website's homepage for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

more info...
9/14/2020
-9/22/2020
 Joel Reid


Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current events, challenges and questions.

The format of our chat is open forum. We invite you to bring your current challenges, successes, questions, and experiences. As a collective group, we will determine the path of discussion the forum takes and provide opportunity for members to support each other through shared experiences.

more info...
9/17/20202:00pm to 3:00pm


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/19/2020
-9/20/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In the 2-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

more info...
9/22/2020
-9/23/2020
8:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


The Access and Permitting Committee supports the National Office by providing the AORE membership with important opportunities, resources, and information relevant to access to public lands and waters for current and aspiring outdoor recreation, education, and industry professionals and organizations. Join us for our monthly meetings to hear legislative updates, ask questions about existing permitting issues, and share our love of public lands!

more info...
9/24/20201:00pm to 2:00pmAORE National Office


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/26/2020
-9/27/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
9/26/2020
-9/27/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
10/3/2020
-10/4/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In the 2-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

more info...
10/6/2020
-10/7/2020
8:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


For
Our Wilderness First Aid course may be the best choice for weekend campers, people taking day hikes within cell phone coverage, and those who are just looking for basic instruction. If you like it and want more, you can always come back later and take a longer, more intensive course. Our WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.

Description
Our standard WFA is 3-days long; the practical session of our hybrid WFA is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend. Either course
may be used to recertify current WMTC WAFA, WFR, & WEMT certifications. If you are interested in a hybrid WFA please  visit the hybrid WFA website's home page for course details and read the blog article
Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.
 

more info...
10/9/2020
-10/11/2020
 Anne Morrison


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
10/10/2020
-10/11/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Outdoor organizations across the country have joined REI in the Recreate Responsibly coalition. The aim of the coalition is to share seven principles people can stay healthy and protect public lands during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will review the principles and provide specific actions that members & their organizations can take to implement these principles.  

This webinar is hosted by AORE's Access & Permitting Committee.

more info...
10/14/20203:30pm to 4:30pmAORE National Office


Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current events, challenges and questions.

The format of our chat is open forum. We invite you to bring your current challenges, successes, questions, and experiences. As a collective group, we will determine the path of discussion the forum takes and provide opportunity for members to support each other through shared experiences.

more info...
10/16/20202:00pm to 3:00pm


Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in the out of doors. Within the diverse ecosystems of our public lands in Southern Illinois and other parts of the United States, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Most of your courses will begin in an indoor classroom setting at Touch of Nature where you will learn and discuss the history of the Leave No Trace program, receive an introduction to Leave No Trace principles, and make final preparations for backcountry travel (frontcountry courses will start the same way but will consist of day outings after day 1). Throughout the remaining days of the course, you will put your new skills into practice on a multi-day, backpacking or canoeing expedition in a stunning area of the United States.

Leave No Trace courses are conducted in a variety of settings. Touch of Nature has unique access to state parks and national forests for these courses giving students the opportunity to practice Leave No Trace skills in beautiful environments. In addition to hands-on practical application of skills, every student will hone their teaching style by presenting a 15- to 20-minute class on a Leave No Trace topic of their choice. Graduates of Leave No Trace Master Educator courses will have the skills to teach others about Leave No Trace. College credit is available for most Touch of Nature Leave No Trace Master Educator courses.


more info...
10/17/2020
-10/21/2020
9:00am to 3:00pmJD Tanner


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
10/17/2020
-10/18/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
10/17/2020
-10/18/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
10/17/2020
-10/18/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


The Access and Permitting Committee supports the National Office by providing the AORE membership with important opportunities, resources, and information relevant to access to public lands and waters for current and aspiring outdoor recreation, education, and industry professionals and organizations. Join us for our monthly meetings to hear legislative updates, ask questions about existing permitting issues, and share our love of public lands!

more info...
10/22/20201:00pm to 2:00pmAORE National Office



Please view our complete conference website section and information here: http://aore.org/annual_conference.php


AORE Annual Conference 2020

more info...
10/26/2020
-10/30/2020
 AORE National Office




How would you rate your risk management practices? This self-assessment tool can help you answer that question. Could you use some support?

In the 2-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you are given a framework from which to evaluate your own program's risk management plan. The framework is based on five areas of risk management: risk management oversight; core curriculum; administrative process; staff training and field risk management; and field support services and emergency planning. You will go through a series of exercises and you will be able to ask questions that are pertinent to your specific program and pertinent industry practices. The training culminates in an in-depth emergency scenario. You will leave the training having written a 10-step personalized action plan. 

Tools You'll Receive:
  • Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
  • NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
  • Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.

more info...
10/27/2020
-10/28/2020
8:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services




Mark your calendar for the 27th annual conference in Burlington, Vermont, October 28-30, 2020.

The core objective of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) is to offer an outstanding educational experience to help you mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places. 

Attend the WRMC to gain practical risk management skills, network with others in the industry, share field and administrative techniques, and help develop risk management standards for the outdoor adventure and education industries.

The WRMC is presented by NOLS in partnership with Outward BoundStudent Conservation Association, and the members of the WRMC Steering Committee.


more info...
10/28/2020
-10/30/2020
5:00pm to 9:00pmWRMC Staff


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
11/7/2020
-11/8/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current events, challenges and questions.

The format of our chat is open forum. We invite you to bring your current challenges, successes, questions, and experiences. As a collective group, we will determine the path of discussion the forum takes and provide opportunity for members to support each other through shared experiences.

more info...
11/9/20202:00pm to 3:00pm





Lisa Yee-LitzenbergPresenter: Lisa Yee-Litzenberg

Lisa is a certified career coach with over 25 years as a green career expert. She is President of Green Career Advisor, which she launched in 2016, and is passionate about helping people find and secure their dream green jobs. In past roles, Lisa led the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability’s graduate career services for 10 years where she assisted thousands of students in finding and securing dream internships and jobs. She has a strong network of green employers and professionals that she can connect clients with across all sectors. Additionally, Lisa spent 12 years working directly on conservation issues with the National Wildlife Federation. Her work focused on water quality, wolf conservation, and federal endangered species legislative efforts. She also helped develop students and women as environmental leaders to diversify traditional state conservation organizations. Lisa has a Natural Resources Management degree from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. Outside of work, Lisa is an avid soccer player and nature nerd who loves camping, hiking, and traveling.

more info...
11/11/20202:00pm to 3:00pmAORE


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
11/14/2020
-11/15/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Learn to travel responsibly and sustainably in the out of doors. Within the diverse ecosystems of our public lands in Southern Illinois and other parts of the United States, you will learn and teach the principles of Leave No Trace and discuss wildland ethics. Most of your courses will begin in an indoor classroom setting at Touch of Nature where you will learn and discuss the history of the Leave No Trace program, receive an introduction to Leave No Trace principles, and make final preparations for backcountry travel (frontcountry courses will start the same way but will consist of day outings after day 1). Throughout the remaining days of the course, you will put your new skills into practice on a multi-day, backpacking or canoeing expedition in a stunning area of the United States.

Leave No Trace courses are conducted in a variety of settings. Touch of Nature has unique access to state parks and national forests for these courses giving students the opportunity to practice Leave No Trace skills in beautiful environments. In addition to hands-on practical application of skills, every student will hone their teaching style by presenting a 15- to 20-minute class on a Leave No Trace topic of their choice. Graduates of Leave No Trace Master Educator courses will have the skills to teach others about Leave No Trace. College credit is available for most Touch of Nature Leave No Trace Master Educator courses.


more info...
12/2/2020
-12/6/2020
9:00am to 3:00pmJD Tanner


Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI


more info...
12/5/2020
-12/6/2020
9:00am to 5:00pmNOLS Risk Services


Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current events, challenges and questions.

The format of our chat is open forum. We invite you to bring your current challenges, successes, questions, and experiences. As a collective group, we will determine the path of discussion the forum takes and provide opportunity for members to support each other through shared experiences.

more info...
12/16/20203:00pm to 4:00pm


For
Our WFR & WEMT graduates are encouraged to attend on a yearly basis to maintain and polish their skills. Prior to your course you should thoroughly review your original course materials; there is NOT enough time in a Recertification course to cover all the material presented in your original course...yet you are still responsible for knowing it. If you wish a more complete review of the WFR or WEMT curriculum, consider taking our DLP WFR or WEMT course. The course includes Adult & Child CPR /AED certification. WMTC certifications remain valid for a maximum of three years with no grace period: Check the expiration date on your card.

Graduates from approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify with us by successfully completing a Recertification course or by completing a Wilderness First Aid course and passing our online WFR & WEMT Recertification test if they are currently certified OR in their grace period. Click here for a list of currently approved providers.

Description
Our standard WFR & WEMT Recertification course is 3-days long; our hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course is only 2-days but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam.
If you are interested in a hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification please visit the hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course website's homepage for course details and read the blog article Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course. You may also recertify your WFR or WEMT by taking one of our Wilderness First Aid courses and passing the online WFR & WEMT Recertification exam.
 

more info...
1/23/2021
-1/24/2021
 Joel Reid


Switch to Calendar (Grid) Format | Hybrid Format | Printable Event Listing (PDF)