Last Updated: Apr 9, 2014
- Teaching Resources for Outdoor Educators
Included are pages with accurate and useful background information for educators as well as lesson plans and curricula.
You can find an incredibly rich set of resources here that includes articles, curriculum materials, videos, Blogs from industry experts, online discussion forums, Job Postings, Training Listings, the most detailed listing of outdoor adventure providers on the Web and more!
- NOLS - National Outdoor Leadership School
The leader in wilderness education
- E Nature Field Guides
The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.
- Outward Bound
Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs for teens, adults and professionals.
- Bay Area Wilderness Training
Bay Area Wilderness Training supports teachers and youth workers with training, gear, funding, and community – helping you get youth outdoors!
- Outward Bound California
Established more than a half century ago by European educator Kurt Hahn, Outward Bound promotes experiential education worldwide. All Bay Area programs are based on Outward Bound USA’s core values of Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion and Diversity, and Compassion with outcomes of increased Character Development, Leadership, and Service.
- Project Adventure
Project Adventure seeks to expand Adventure-based experiential programming, with the goal of developing responsible individuals, productive organizations and sustainable communities.
- Children and Nature Network
The Children & Nature Network is leading a movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.
- Leave No Trace
Dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people, worldwide.
- Association for Experiential Education
The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) is a nonprofit, professional membership association dedicated to experiential education and the students, educators and practitioners who utilize its philosophy.
- Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
The mission of the Association is to provide opportunities to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to outdoor recreation and education programs.
- National Park and Recreation Association
NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities.
- American Camp Association
Nonprofit organization offering information on camps and summer opportunities for families and extensive resources for camp staff.
- Wilderness Education Association
The mission of the WEA is to promote the professionalisms of outdoor leadership through establishment of national standards, curriculum design, implementation, advocacy, and research driven initiatives.
- American Society for Training and Development
ASTD is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.
- Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Supports and inspires educators in their quest for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to help all learners understand, appreciate and care for their environment.
- National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps
Support the establishment and continuation of therapeutic wilderness camping organizations and educate the public about their success in helping troubled young people change their lives.
- National Society for Experiential Education
Foster the effective use of experience as an integral part of education, in order to empower learners and promote the common good.
- North American Association of Environmental Education
Promotes excellence in environmental education and serves environmental educators for the purpose of achieving environmental literacy.