CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
MITCH HOFFMAN – Host Committee Chairperson, Board of Directors Liaison Mitch is the Program Director of the Center for Outdoor Adventure, at the University of Minnesota. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He has attended AORE since 1998 and is currently serving on the Association Board of Directors.
SEAN MORRISSEY – Vendor Hall and Sponsorship Coordinator Sean Morrissey is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Outdoor Adventure. He earned his master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation and Education from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and is currently pursuing a PhD in Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies. Sean is an avid outdoor enthusiast and specifically enjoys skate skiing, snowboarding in the backcountry, road biking, canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, kayaking Lake Superior, and backpacking the Grand Canyon.
LISA LEMLER – Presentation and Facilities Coordinator Lisa Lemler is the Assistant Department Director for Programs for the Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Lisa is a motivated, well-rounded health and wellness professional with almost 20 years of experience in university, corporate, hospital, and health club environments. Her experience includes success in program and project planning, staff training, motivational presentations, and team leadership. Lisa’s main goal is helping others discover their unique path to overall health and well-being.
BRAD HUNT – Marketing and Graphics Coordinator Brad Hunt is the Membership and Marketing Coordinator for the Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He has earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati (Marketing), Augustana College (Exercise Science), and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (Sport Administration). Brad has a passion for student development and enjoys working with his membership and marketing team to design and implement successful promotional campaigns.
Jessica Novotny – Socials and Events Coordinator Jessica currently works as the Sport Clubs Director at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and is nearing the completion of an MBA degree at the Carlson School of Management. An avid world traveler, Jessica has spent time working, volunteering and traveling around the world and has a passion for outdoor adventure. She is currently planning a trip to Nepal and India this winter.
Cory Dahl – Conference Planning Intern Cory Dahl is currently a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a student employee with the Center for Outdoor Adventure. He will be graduating this December with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Parks and Leisure Studies/ Outdoor Education and a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Cory has a passion for the human connection and providing value-forming experiences to others through outdoor adventures.
Andy Martin – Pre/Post-Conference Workshop Coordinator Andy Martin has been the Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation at the University of Northern Iowa since 1997, where he started the UNI Outdoors program. Andy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State and a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He is an annual presenter at AORE conferences and currently pursuing a PhD from Northern Iowa.
Silvia Chan - Presenter Relations Chair Silvia Chan is the Associate Director of Recreational Services at the University of Connecticut. Her main responsibilities are fitness and operations. Silvia graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received her master’s degree from Adelphi University. Silvia’s passion for the outdoors is what keeps her involved with AORE.
AORE 2009 AT A GLANCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome to AORE 2009! Welcome to Minneapolis, and thank you for attending the 23rd Annual AORE Conference. We hope this yearâ€™s conference will be a place for learning, networking and pushing the field of outdoor recreation and education into the future. Each year AORE offers a wide variety of opportunities for its attendees to learn and grow as students and professionals, and this year will be no different. This has been a challenging year for many programs and individuals and we know it was difficult for many to fund travel this past year. For all of you who are attending, exhibiting and sponsoring, we are grateful for your continued support of AORE and hope you can be messengers of the Association for those who were unable to attend this year. I hope that AORE 2009 sends you home reconnected to peers and motivated to serve and support our volunteer association. This conference would not be possible without the amazing efforts of this yearâ€™s host committee. The contents of this guide, and the events of the next three days, are the results of their tireless and dedicated efforts and commitment to our Association. Additionally, this conference would not happen without the dedicated support given by the AORE National Office and Board of Directors. Please thank these individuals for their efforts if you see them over the next few days. Mitch Hoffman AORE 2009 Host Committee Chair
Keynote Speaker Series
National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA)
Super & Regional Socials
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NATIONAL OFFICE HOURS WED 3:00-7:30pm (Radisson Hotel) THUR 8:30am-10:30am (Radisson Hotel)
1:30-3:00pm (Great Hall)
7:30am-11:00am (Great Hall) 1:00-3:00pm (Great Hall)
8:00-10:30am (Coffman 2nd Level)
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Radisson Hotel Parking
RADISSON UNIVERSITY HOTEL | 615 Washington Ave SE The Radisson University Hotel is proud to be the host hotel for the 2009 AORE National Conference. The Radisson will act as the host site for registration check-in (Thursday, 8:3010:30am) and the conference awards banquet on Saturday evening.
additional details DINING
COFFMAN MEMORIAL UNION | 300 Washington Ave SE
Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) is the main site for the 2009 AORE National Conference. Located just three blocks west of the Radisson University Hotel and University Recreation Center, CMU will be the host of all conference sessions, committee meetings, keynote speakers, vendor exhibits, and the conference welcome socials (exluding BOD social). Although there are numerous establishments for dining/socializing within a few blocks, CMU also has many options for on-site dining between sessions including Chic-fil-A, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Baja Sol Tortilla Grill, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice. For more information about Coffman Memorial Union, visit www.coffman.umn.edu.
(0-3 blocks east of Radisson University Hotel)
McNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER | 200 Oak St SE McNamara Alumni Center will be the site of the 2009 AORE Super Social and Student Auction. McNamara features pink granite-covered geode exterior with star-shaped glass fissures; an 85-foot tall Memorial Hall complete with six miles of wood lining its walls and a water stream and pool; and 75,000 square feet of copper cover exterior and interior walls. This facility is sure to be a unique site to see for all conference attendees.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION CENTER | 1906 University Avenue SE Need a quick workout? The University Recreation Center (URC) will be offering free access to all attendees during the conference. Simply bring your conference badge to the URC and enjoy all of the facilities available such as the University Aquatic Center, fitness centers, court sports, indoor bouldering, and much more. Lockers and towels will also be provided. For more information visit www.recsports.umn.edu.
Applebee’s Bar & Grill Arby’s Big 10 Bona Vietnamese Bruegger’s Bagels Burger King Chipotle Dairy Queen
DINKYTOWN (6 - 8 blocks northwest of Radisson University Hotel) Al’s Breakfast Annie’s Parlour Blarney Pub & Grill Burrito Loco China Express Dinkytowner Cafe Downtime Bar & Grill Jimmy John’s Kafe 421
Erbert’s and Gerbert’s Hong Kong Noodle Noodles & Company Panino’s Raising Cane’s Sally’s Saloon & Eatery Stub and Herbs Village Wok
Library Bar and Grill Loring Pasta Bar McDonald’s Mesa Pizza Pagoda Potbelly Qdoba Subway Vescio’s
sponsored by Fabrizio Zangrilli, lives in Boulder, Colorado and has been climbing for 22 years. His climbing has taken him around the world, attempting and putting up new routes or speed ascents in the Himalaya, Alaska, Patagonia and Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. He has guided and/or led expeditions to Everest, K2 (4 times) Makalu, Cho Oyu and the Gasherbrums, Nuptse South Face, Ama Dablam (5 times), Pumori and Cerro Torre. Fabrizio is one of the few climbers to go from K2 base Camp, 5000m, to camp 4, 7900m, and back to base camp in a day (36 Hours). His main belief is speed is safety in the mountains, and he really enjoys helping his clients reach their goals! Fabrizio, will speak at AORE 2009 about his recent attempt to lead the first guided ascent of K2 and a major rescue he lead in the process on Latok II. In addition, his stories, images and experiences will entertain attendees while discussing the challenges he has seen in modern guiding on the high peaks of the world. Don’t miss this keynote address and slideshow in the Coffman Theatre on Thursday afternoon, November 5th, brought to you through the generous sponsorship from the folks at Marmot and AAO.
Leo McAvoy is a Professor Emeritus in outdoor education at the University of Minnesota. He was a professor at the U of M for 33 years, retiring in 2006. While teaching at the University level, Dr. McAvoy taught courses in adventure programming, outdoor education, wilderness programs, and park planning and management. His research and writing is focused on the relationship humans have with the natural environment, especially in the context of educational and recreational programs. The topics of his scholarship relate to outdoor and environmental education, wilderness management and education, adventure programs, recreation resource management, and diversity issues. He has published over 80 articles in a range of scholarly and professional journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings. He has received research funding from a number of state and federal agencies. A graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (1970), McAvoy is an avid outdoor recreation enthusiast. His recent trips have included rafting the Grand Canyon, backpacking in the Sierra, horse-packing in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, canoeing and winter camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and kayaking on Lake Superior. His interest in cultural history and the environment has led to a journey of retracing, by kayak and canoe, some of the old furtrade routes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada. Dr. McAvoy has made over 125 presentations at state, regional, national and international professional meetings over the past 35 years. McAvoy is a member of the Academy of Leisure Sciences. He has been awarded the Association for Experiential Education Award for Outstanding Experiential Teacher of the Year, the Council on Outdoor Education’s Julian Smith Award, Indiana University’s Reynold Carlson Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt Award for Outstanding Research in Parks and Recreation, the College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award; and is listed on the honorary “Scholars’ Walk” at the University of Minnesota.
COMMITTEES & MEETING TIMES
YOUR AORE COMMITTEES AT WORK As a member-driven organization, AORE is only able to accomplish its annual goals and objectives through the efforts of its membership. The human resources within our association are boundless, and amazing things can happen when we work together. Being a part of an AORE committee is an excellent way to further your professional development and collaborate and network with your peers, all while contributing to the growth and success of the entire outdoor industry. If you are looking for a way to get more involved in your Association, join a committee! Your time and ideas are welcome, appreciated and needed if we are to continue to grow and advance our profession and passion for the outdoors.
2008-2009 AORE COMMITTEES Access & Permitting Committee
Environmental Stewardship Committee
Co-Chairs: Rachel Peters (email@example.com), Tom Whalen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee Chair: Will Hobbs (email@example.com)
Committee Chair: Silvia Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Committee Chair: Tammie Stenger-Ramsey (email@example.com)
Presenter Relations Committee (PRC) Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC)
Climbing Wall Committee
Committee Chair: Raymond Poff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Chairs: Daniel Turner (email@example.com) Guy deBrun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Research & Publications Committee
Conference Development Committee (CDC)
Committee Chairs: Eric Frauman (email@example.com), Jason Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Board of Directors Liaison: Mitch Hoffman (email@example.com)
Student Development Committee Committee Chair: Jeffrey Keenan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THURSDAY MEETINGS Committee
Access & Permitting Awards Climbing Wall Conference Development Environmental Stewardship Presenter Relations Presidential Advisory Student Development
1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm 1:15 - 2:00pm
Coffman Room 325 Mississippi Lounge Coffman Theater Coffman Room 323 Presidentâ€™s Room Coffman Room 319 Coffman Room 303 Mississippi Room
Coffman Room 326
FRIDAY MEETINGS Research & Publications
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS & TIMES
Location: Varies by Committee (see page 4) Description: These sessions will occur throughout the conference schedule. Committee meetings are your chance to support our member driven organization. Become involved with the committee that fits your interest area and help shape the future of AORE. See page 4 for meeting locations and times.
AORE TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Location: Mississippi Room and Coffman Room 324 Day: Friday Time: 9:00 - 11:00am (Mississippi Room), 1:15 - 3:15pm (Coffman 324) Presenter(s): Members from the Board of Directors Details: Members from the BOD will give the association members an overview of the challenges that were met and the accomplishments made as an association during 2009. These sessions will provide a reference point for the future of the association and prepare the membership for the Business Meeting on Saturday. Come ready to share your ideas and help create action items for the Board of Directors to address in their next term.
AORE STUDENT BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Mississippi Room Day: Friday Time: 5:00-6:00pm Presenter: AORE Student Representative to the BOD Description: The BOD Student Representative will guide students through a lively discussion of current student issues and will facilitate the election of the new Student Representative. The AORE Student Business Meeting is one of the most important sessions that a student can attend. Please plan to attend to voice your ideas and concerns for the future of AORE.
AORE BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Coffman Theater Day: Saturday Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm Presenter: Tim Moore, AORE President Details: Members from the Board of Directors will guide the association members through a facilitated discussion of proposed amendments to the Association’s Bylaws, a review of the association’s fiscal status and the election of new members to the Board of Directors. The AORE Business Meeting is one of the most important sessions that members can attend because the outcomes of the session define the association’s future.
2009 AORE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, 9:00AM - 4:30pm | coffman room 326 This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the AORE Research Symposium. The symposium was initiated by members of the AORE Research and Publications Committee to create additional opportunities for sharing outdoor recreation and education research. This year’s symposium research comes from practitioners, students, and academics. Each submission undergoes a blind peer review process which helps ensure the quality of each presentation. This year’s Research Symposium includes twelve presentations.
Author(s) and Affiliations
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Raymond Poff Chair, AORE Research Symposium Whitney Ward Chair-Elect, AORE Research Symposium
The Intersection of Punctuated Equilibrium and Leadership Emergence
Linda Moerschell State University of New York at Potsdam
The Multiphasic Nature of Optimal Experiences in High Risk Recreation
Susan Houge University of Otago, New Zealand and Queenstown Resort College, New Zealand
An Examination of Sensation Seeking Tendencies among Boulderers
Eric Frauman and Brian Clevenger Appalachian State University
Adventure Education Learning Mechanisms Across Populations: Qualitative results from the National Outdoor Leadership School
Jeff Rose, Karen Paisley, Jim Sibthorp, Nathan Furman University of Utah John Gookin National Outdoor Leadership School
An Examination of Climbing Performance and its Relationship to Perceived Abilities and Experience among Boulderers
Stuart Wimberly and Eric Frauman Appalachian State University
10:50 11:15am 11:30am 1:30pm 1:35 1:55pm
Outward Bound Minnesota – An Exploratory Ethnography
Geneviève Marchand University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Perceived Risks and Benefits of Climbing Mt. Whitney: A Qualitative Application of Risk Homeostasis Theory
Whitney Ward Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Recreational Setting and Characteristics’ Influence on Mental Restoration
Lance Haynie, Robert Powell Clemson University Frances Kuo University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
QUESTS - An Urban University Outdoor Experience Orientation Program
William Hill, Christy David Nolan, Jovita Scrogin Wayne State University
Park Physical Activity Motivations, Constraints and Negotiation: Generational Differences
Sonja Wilhelm Stanis University of Missouri Ingrid Schneider University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Exploring the Motivations of BASE Jumpers: Extreme Sport Enthusiasts
Tara Allman, Robin Mittelstaedt, Bruce Martin Ohio University Marni Goldenberg California Polytechnic State University
The Life-Effectiveness of Wilderness Adventure Leaders
Cory Maria Dack and Whitney Ward Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
2:45 3:10pm 3:10 3:35pm
NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARDS
National Outdoor Book Awards In support of outstanding writing in the field, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is one of the sponsors of the NOBA program. Sponsorship of the program provides AORE members with an important educational benefit in that they are able to keep up with the latest literature in the outdoor field. Moreover, at the NOBA silent auction held each year at the conference, AORE members are able to purchase newly published outdoor books, often at prices well below retail. The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) nomination process begins with the announcement of the program in the spring. Publishers and authors send their entries into the NOBA central office; all books are due by September 1st. Within three days of the September 1st deadline, books are cataloged, packaged and sent to judging panels throughout the country. The backgrounds of the judges are diverse; included on the panels are educators, academics, trade representatives, authors, book reviewers, and outdoor columnists. All of the judges serve without pay. Judges use a pre-printed evaluation form and independently score books based on a series of criteria. The best accumulated scores determine the winning books. The names of the winners are announced just after the AORE conference culminates.
BOOK VIEWINGS (GREAT HALL ANNEX) Wednesday
7:00 - 10:00pm
8:30am - 6:00pm
BIDDING/SILENT AUCTION (GREAT HALL ANNEX) Friday
9:00am - 11:00am
PAYMENT/COLLECTION (NATIONAL OFFICE TABLE) Friday
1:00 - 3:00pm (Great Hall)
SUPER & REGIONAL SOCIALS SUPER SOCIAl and student auction friday, november 6 | 7:00pm | MCNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER
Don’t miss this year’s Super Social and Student Auction sponsored by Nicros, at the beautiful McNamara Alumni Center. This year’s event will feature music by South Farwell. Great food and a cash bar will be available. Bid on gear in the Student Scholarship live and silent auctions being held during this year’s event. We would especially like to thank Nicros Climbing Wall Systems for their generous sponsorship of this evening’s event.
ABOUT SOUTH FARWELL South Farwell is based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and features musicians well established in the Midwest music scene. Their fresh upbeat sound features the influence of Amos Lee, Martin Sexton and The Black Crowes, among others. Their performance is sure to fuel the party on Friday night.
REGIONAL SOCIALS THURSDAY, november 5 | 8:00PM 4 3
2 1 5
Coffman Memorial Union
REGIONAL SOCIAL LOCATIONS - ALL SOCIALS BEGIN THURSDAY AT 8:00pm Region
Loring Pasta Bar
Blarney Pub & Grill
Kitty Cat Klub
Kitty Cat Klub
Map # Age Minimum Location Phone #
21+ after 9pm
21+ after 7pm
wednesday HIGHLIGHTS & SCHEDULE
AORE Conference Registration and Packet Pick-Up Location: Radisson University Hotel Time: 2:00 - 7:30pm
Details: Drop by the the Radisson Hotel second level to pick up your conference schedule, get information on transportation, ask questions, and meet your conference hosts and members of the BOD.
Past and Present Board of Directors Social Location: Radisson University Hotel (Regents Room) Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
To celebrate the AORE conference, this year’s Board of Directors has organized a social mixer to honor past members of the Board of Directors. President Tim Moore will officially welcome and briefly address those in attendance at the BOD social, so be sure to join around this time and stay to socialize afterwards.
Location: Mississippi Room Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm To recognize the association’s youngest members, this year’s BOD Student Representative and previous representatives have organized a social for students to come together for networking, socializing and fun. Join us for a chance to meet and get to know other students at the conference. Dinner will be provided.
AORE Conference Welcome Social Location: Coffman Union Great Hall Time: 7:30 - 10:00pm
This casual social will be your first introduction to other members in your regional area and our exhibitors. Come join us in the Coffman Union Great Hall for this informal gathering and see all that our amazing vendors have to offer. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
5:00 - 6:00pm Student Schol. Mtg
5:00 - 6:00pm 6:00 - 7:00 pm 7:00 - 8:00pm 8:00 - 9:00pm 9:00 - 10:00pm
7:30 - 10:00pm Welcome Social
6:00-7:30pm Student Social
5:30 - 7:30pm BOD / Past BOD Social
AORE Conference Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Location: Radisson University Hotel/Coffman Union Great Hall Time: 7:30 - 10:30am (Radisson), 12:15 - 3:00pm (Coffman Union Great Hall) Details: Drop by the Coffman Memorial Union to pick up your conference schedule, get information on transportation, ask questions, and meet your conference hosts and members of the Board of Directors.
BOD Welcome SESSIONS Location: See page 11 Time: 8:30 - 9:15am
Details: Our first sessions of the conference will be to allow a BOD member to personally welcome individuals to the conference. Attend your specific session to meet others and learn about ways to maximize your experiences at the AORE 2009 conference.
Location: Coffman Great Hall Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm Details: All attendees are invited to participate in this student-centered networking opportunity on Thursday at 11:45am. This Networking Lunch will involve matching Student members with Professional or Vendor members to enjoy one-on-one dialogue over lunch. Matching tickets will be distributed at each of the BOD Welcome meetings, or you can join us in the Great Hall at 11:45am on Thursday to receive a networking match. It is expected that the professional/vendor members will purchase the lunch at one of the local restaurants.
NOBA Book Viewing Location: Great Hall Annex Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Details: The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) book viewing is an opportunity to support writing in our field. Publishers and authors send their entries into NOBA for review; awards of category winners will be announced after the conference. Use this time to review books you would like to put a bid on during the NOBA Silent Auction on Friday.
Keynote Speaker - FAbrizio Zangrilli Location: Coffman Theater Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Details: Join us to listen to Fabrizio Zangrilli speak about his recent attempt to lead the first guided ascent of K2, and a major rescue he lead in the process on Latok II. In addition, his stories, images and experiences will entertain attendees while discussing the challenges he has seen in modern guiding on the high peaks of the world. Donâ€™t miss this keynote address brought to you through the generous sponsorship of Marmot.
Location: See page 8 for specific locations Time: 8:00 - 11:00pm Details: Stop by the historic Dinkytown district of the University of Minnesota campus for some great times and networking opportunities. Dinkytown is filled with a rich and vibrant music history and has long been known as a main location for musician Bob Dylan during his early years.
Location: St. Paul Gym Climbing Wall Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Participate in this fun event, earn the chance to win prizes from Mad Rock, and gain bragging rights for your region. Vans will depart from the Coffman Memorial Union (via Delaware Street) at 4:30, 5:10, and 5:30pm and will return all climbers in time for their Regional Socials. Join us for some great times!
ALL SESSIONS AND EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT COFFMAN MEMORIAL UNION ON THURSDAY Great Hall
Great Hall Stage
Great Hall Annex
VENDOR HALL OPEN 7:30am 6:00pm (Closed during Keynote Speaker)
4 Nicros Artificial to Outdoor: The Art of Making the Transition 12 Bureau of Land Mgmt Recreation Use Permitting on the National System of Public Lands (10:45-11:15am)
NOBA VIEWING 8:30am 6:00pm
8 Taylor Getting Certified and Getting a Job in the Outdoor Field
9 Marcus Ropes & Challenge Courses for the 21st Century
10 Mahlen Getting Freshman Engaged in University Life
15 Washburn Allowing Students Greater Success through Failure
16 NicolazzoDesigning Effective Written Materials (10:45am12:00pm)
17 Turman Making Career Decisions -
25 Committee Meeting: CDC
26 Committee Meeting: Access & Permitting
32 StengeRamsy Student Civic Engagement at its Best.
33 Turner Applying to Graduate School
1 BOD Welcome: Professional Members
2 BOD Welcome: Student Members
3 BOD Welcome: New Members
5 Tierney Tools & Techniques for Belaying and Rappelling (9:30-11:00am)
6 Koesler The Romance of PLACE
7 Martin Creating an Adventure Race to Fit Your Department
13 Lavin Transition from a Student to a Professional
AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 3:15pm
14 Stawski / Moore Prepare, Persuade, and Politic-Part 2
11 Furman HeuristicBased Decision Making (9:30-11:00am)
Programming to Administration
NO SESSIONS : BREAK FOR LUNCH - MENTOR/MENTEE NETWORKING LUNCH (MEET IN COFFMAN GREAT HALL)
VENDOR HALL OPEN 7:30am 6:00pm
NEED A WORKOUT? PRESENT YOUR CONFERENCE BADGE AT THE U OF M RECREATION CENTER FOR A FREE WORKOUT (LOCKER AND TOWEL INCLUDED)
(Closed during Keynote Speaker)
18 Lowe Alpine The LOWE Down – Where FIT Happens
19 Committee Meeting: Climbing Wall
28 Tamarillo Expeditions New Zealand and the South Pacific: Local Knowledge for Trip Leaders
20 Committee Meeting: Student Development
21 Committee Meeting: Awards Committee
29 Basset NOLSWorking in Outdoor Education
22 Committee Meeting: Environmental Stewardship
30 MessererA Discussion of Academic Collaboration
23 Committee Meeting: PAC AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 3:15pm
24 Committee Meeting: PRC
31 Burns Special Use Permit Changes
27 Kosseff Conducting a Risk Management Review (1:15-2:45pm)
34 Keynote Speaker: Fabrizio Zangrilli
3:304:30pm 5:006:00pm 6:007:00pm
CHALK DUST THROW-DOWN BOULDERING COMPETITION | ST. PAUL GYM CLIMBING WALL -- Van Shuttles will pick climbers up at Coffman Union Ground Level on Delaware Street (4:50pm, 5:10pm, 5:30pm) --
SEE PAGE 27 FOR MORE DETAILS
REGIONAL SOCIALS: 8:00 - 11:00PM - LOCATIONS VARY BY REGION - SEE PAGE 8
Special Events Committee Meetings
General Sessions Keynote Speaker
Location: Coffman Union Room 326 Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (closed during lunch break and keynote speaker) Details: This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the AORE Research Symposium. The symposium was initiated by members of the AORE Research and Publications Committee to create additional opportunities for sharing outdoor recreation and education research. This year’s symposium research comes from practitioners, students, and academics. Each submission undergoes a blind peer review process which helps ensure the quality of each presentation.
NOBA Silent Auction
Location: Great Hall Annex Time: Bidding open from 8:00am - 11:00am Details: This is your chance to bid high and get your hands on copies of any books submitted to NOBA for review. Fill your suitcases with great books for your work or home libraries. Proceeds from the NOBA Auction are used to ship the review copies back and forth between the reviewers. Payment for and collection of books will occur on Friday from 1:00-3:00pm at the National Office booth in the Vendor Hall.
Town Hall Meetings
Location: Mississippi Room and Coffman Room 324 Time: 9:00 - 11:00am (Mississippi Room), 1:15 - 3:15pm (Coffman 324) Details: Provide the AORE Board of Directors with your feedback at the Town Hall Meetings. Members from the BOD will guide the association members through a facilitated discussion of the future of AORE. As is a member-driven association, this is a great opportunity for you to provide feedback.
AORE Career Center
Location: President’s Room Annex Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm (closed during lunch break and keynote speaker)
Keynote Speaker - Leo McAvoy, PhD Location: Coffman Theater Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm
Details: Join us to listen to Leo McAvoy, a Professor Emeritus in outdoor education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He was a professor at the University for 33 years, retiring in 2006. While teaching at the University level, Dr. McAvoy taught courses in adventure programming, outdoor education, wilderness programs, and park planning and management.
Student Business Meeting Location: Mississippi Room Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Details: The student representative to the BOD will guide students through a discussion and inform them of the current issues surrounding AORE. The representative will also facilitate the election of the 2009-2010 student representative.
Super Social and Student auction (sponsored by nicros) Location: McNamara Alumni Center Time: 7:00 - 11:00pm Details: Don’t miss this year’s Super Social and Student Auction sponsored by Nicros, at the beautiful McNamara Alumni Center. This year’s event will feature music by South Farwell. Great food and a cash bar will be available. Bid on gear in the Student Scholarship live and silent auctions being held during this year’s event. We would especially like to thank Nicros Climbing Wall Systems for their generous sponsorship of this evening’s event. See page 8 for more details.
FRIDAY SCHEDULE Great Hall
Great Hall Stage
Great Hall Annex
36 Guthrie Planning a Trip? Basic Principles of Ecotourism (8:30-10:00am)
35 & 42 Wilderness Medicine Training Center (8:30-9:00am) and (9:00-9:30am) Vendor Hall Open 7:30am 3:00pm (Closed during Keynote Speaker)
44 Wilderness Medicine Training Center (9:30-10:00am)
49 Cache Lake Camping Food (10:15-10:45am)
37 Pywell Adventure Race without a Budget
43 TOWN HALL MEETING #1
45 Pohja Peer Leadership – Strategies for Success
NOBA BIDDING AND SILENT AUCTION OPEN 8:00 11:00am
38 Berns Mentoring the Millennium Generation
39 Myrick Basecamp Management on Research Expeditions
40 TrnovecKeller ACCT Training Standards Roundtable
46 Maningas The Collegiate Climbing Series
47 Dawson/ deBrun The Future of Indoor Rock Climbing: an AORE White Paper
48 Wilderness Medicine Institute Hypothermia and Local Cold Injuries
41 JacksonMagennis Volunteer Leadership and Risk Management Training in the College Environment (8:30-10:00am)
57 Nicolazzo Designing Effective Skill-based Initiatives (1:15-2:45pm)
58 TOWN HALL MEETING #2
AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 5:30pm (closed during Keynote Speaker)
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 9:00am4:30pm
50 Keynote Speaker Leo McAvoy
NEED A WORKOUT? PRESENT YOUR CONFERENCE BADGE AT THE U OF M RECREATION CENTER FOR A FREE WORKOUT (LOCKER AND TOWEL INCLUDED)
No Sessions : Break For Lunch
Vendor Hall Open
51 North Carolina Outward Bound School
No Sessions : Break For Lunch
(Closed during Keynote Speaker)
52 Steussy Pink Elephants Part II (1:15-3:15pm)
53 Cederquist Polishing Your Program
54 Zmudy Urban Orienteering - Fun and Fitness for All! (1:15-3:15pm)
56 McCoy Top 5 Technology Ideas Your Program Can’t Live Without
55 Brown Taking the Mystery Out of Evaluating Programs
(1:15 - 3:15pm)
59 BumgamerLand Yourself an Interview; Stellar Resumes and Cover Letters
60 Turner Interviewing 101
64 Ley International Adventure Travel for Colleges and Universities (3:45-5:00pm)
63 Webster How Did You Get That Job, and How Can I Get One Like It? (2:304:00pm)
65 Mertz The 7 W’s of Sea Kayaking
AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 5:30pm (closed during Keynote Speaker)
70 Student Business Meeting
61 Keenan The View from Inside Looking through Someone Else’s Eyes 66 Bell Influence in Outdoor Education: Research, Theory and What it means for Leadership (3:45-5:15pm)
NEED A WORKOUT? PRESENT YOUR CONFERENCE BADGE AT THE U OF M RECREATION CENTER FOR A FREE WORKOUT (LOCKER AND TOWEL INCLUDED)
AORE SUPER SOCIAL MCNAMARA ALUMNI CENTER (SEE PAGE 8) 7:00 - 11:00pm
Special Events Committee Meetings
67 Lowley Putting Creativity and Experiential Learning Into Your Hiring Practice (3:45-5:15pm)
62 Kosseff Good Safety Practices for Outdoor Programs (2:30-4:00pm)
71 Wilderness Medicine Institute Medical Leadership and Decision Making
69 Committee Meeting: Research & Publications (5:00-6:00pm)
68 Nemeth Adventurous Career Women
General Sessions Keynote Speaker
SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS & SCHEDULE
Annual Business Meeting Location: Coffman Theater Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Members from the BOD will guide the association through a facilitated discussion of proposed amendments to the Association’s By Laws, a review of the Association’s fiscal status, and the election of new members of the BOD. The AORE Business Meeting is one of the most important sessions that members can attend because the outcomes of the session define the association’s future. If you plan to vote at the annual business meeting you must be a current member. Please visit the National Office table during open hours to confirm your membership (see hours on page 1).
AORE Career Center
Location: President’s Room Annex Time: 9:00am - 3:45pm (closed during lunch break and keynote speakers)
Awards Banquet and Dinner
Location: Radisson University Hotel (Rooms A-D) Time: 7:00 - 10:00pm Details: Close out the conference in style at the Awards Banquet and Dinner.
COFFMAN MEMORIAL UNION Theater 8:00 9:00am
72: Wilderness Medicine Roundtable (8:00am10:15am)
74: Saxman Site Management & Course Area Guides for Trip Planning
79: ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
2:45 3:45pm 3:45 5:30pm 5:307:00pm 7:0011:00pm
AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 3:45pm
75: Nemeth Development of Student Learning Outcomes
Room 319 73 - Tierney What Can the PCIA Do For You? (8:00 10:00am)
Radisson University Hotel Room 324
76: Taylor Rio Grande: Trips for Beginners & Seasoned Student Travelers
77: Strovas Quantifying the Carbon Emissions
78: Rodgers GeoJourney Interdisciplinary Field Programs
83: deBrun To lead or not to lead? (1:30-3:00pm)
84: DeBruin Nature’s Nuts & Wild Delicacies: Acorns and How to Eat Them (1:30-3:00pm)
No Sessions : Break For Lunch
80: Aldrich Paddlesports: safety issues, tools involved & adoption of safety tools
81: Swan Indoor Challenge Course Roundtable 85: Bicknell Training Standards for Climbing
AORE CAREER CENTER OPEN 9:00am 3:45pm
82: Green Practical techniques for defending yourself in a lawsuit 86: Martin Recession Job Hunting
NEED A WORKOUT? PRESENT YOUR CONFERENCE BADGE AT THE U OF M RECREATION CENTER FOR A FREE WORKOUT (LOCKER AND TOWEL INCLUDED) COCKTAIL HOUR 5:30 - 6:30pm ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND DINNER 7:00 - 10:00pm
BOD Welcome Address: Returning Professionals
Presenter: BOD Member Day and Time: Thursday, 8:30 - 9:15am Location: Coffman Theater If you are a seasoned veteran to AORE and would like to connect with other members who are in the same stage of their careers, come meet with other professionals and BOD members to share ideas about the future of AORE.
BOD Welcome Address: Student Members
Presenter: BOD Member Day and Time: Thursday, 8:30 - 9:15am Location: Mississippi Room Students: come one, come all! Come meet with other students and find out the many ways you can gain the most from the conference and opportunities for involvement within the Association.
Welcome Address: 3 BOD New Members Presenter: BOD Member Day and Time: Thursday, 8:30 - 9:15am Location: President’s Room Are you new to AORE? This is your chance to gather with other members who are also new to the Association. A BOD member will help you find the many ways you can be involved and maximize your conference experience.
to Outdoor: The Art of 4 Artificial Making the Transition Presenter: Patrick Mackin Vendor: Nicros, Inc. Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage This presentation will discuss how the modern climbing gym can be an excellent avenue for helping the aspiring climber transition to outdoor climbing. A climbing gym can serve as a modern day mentor and provide everything from the fundamentals to advanced technical skill building. Also discussed, are issues of awareness of potential hazards in the outdoors, environmental ethics, sharing resources, crag courtesy, and climbing’s tradition of self policing.
Me, I’m Falling” - Tools and 5 “Stop Techniques for Belaying/Rappelling Presenter: Jon Tierney Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30am Location: Coffman Theater Grigri, ATC, Munter, Hip, Shoulder, selflocking, assisted locking, Figure 8, off-anchor, off harness, etc. Learn about the pros and cons of the many different methods and tools used for belaying and rappelling. Trace the history of belaying and rappelling, understand friction force/holding power, and refresh the general concepts that go into a well executed belay or rappel regardless of equipment. Alternative team belays will also be addressed. Bring your harness and favorite belay tools if you can. If you don’t have them, we’ll have spares.
The Romance of PLACE: How Can
6 Experience Foster Attachment to Place?
Presenter: Rená Koesler, PhD Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30am Location: Mississippi Room Everyone has a PLACE but many people haven’t had the opportunity to identify their PLACE or how it has shaped or influenced their personal and professional future in the outdoor recreation/ education field(s). This session will provide the opportunity to highlight the concept of Place (sense of place, place attachment, place dependence). Participants will discover or re-discover their sense of place through a series of activities. Lastly we will discuss and share final thoughts.
From Caviar the Crackers:
7 Creating an Adventure Race to Fit Your Department
Presenters: Andrew Martin Co-presenters: Amanda Even, Adam Rhodes, Sam Barband Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30am Location: President’s Room Interested in bringing the madness that is adventure racing to your campus but don’t know where to start? Experience University sponsored adventure racing from two very different perspectives in this presentation designed to help you to develop a successful adventure race model for your department. The UConn Adventure Race and the Great Northern Iowa Radical River Run Race (University of Northern Iowa) will be presented detailing their specific budget, staff,
location and equipment needs. Come and learn a race to fit your “Caviar” or “Cracker” budget!
Getting Certified, and Getting a Job in the Outdoor Field
Integrating Technology: A Ropes/ Challenge Course for the 21st Century
Presenter: Robert Taylor Co-presenter: David Bumgarner Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30am Location: 303 This two part presentation will focus on jobs available in the field of Outdoor Recreation and Education and the certifications and training that will help qualify you for those jobs. Part one will lay out the reasons why certifications are important, who some of the providers are, what is required to become certified, cost related to certifications, scholarship opportunities, and how to maintain certification. Part two will focus on jobs that are available in the field from military recreation and the university outdoor programs to commercial outfitters and at-risk youth programs.
Presenter: Matthew Marcus Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30am Location: 323 Web 2.0. Facebook. Smartphones.YouTube. Texting. As technology becomes ubiquitous to our daily work it is also being utilized to enhance training and education. While some have implemented technology into team-building activities, few have integrated technology into Ropes/Challenge Course programming. This workshop will focus on the history, advantages, and disadvantages of weaving technology tools into Ropes/ Challenge Course programming with particular focus on a new challenge course at Georgia Tech and how they are integrating technology tools into the ropes/challenge course programming and curriculum. Come learn some tips and tricks to turn your low-tech teaching into a high-tech 21st Century program.
Programs & Traditions 10 Outdoor Camp – Getting Freshman Engaged in University Life
Presenter: Chris Mahlen Co-presenters: Steve Thompson Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30am Location: 325 Looking to increase retention within its student body, Sam Houston State University began an initiative called Bearkat Camp - A spirit and traditions experience hosted by SHSU Outdoors for incoming freshman. This presentation looks at the planning, marketing, programming and politics of getting freshman engaged in university life.
The Use of Heuristic-Based Decision Making in Adventure Education – A Two-sided Debate
Presenter: Nathan Furman Co-presenters: Mat Erpelding, Tom Zimmer Day and Time: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am Location: 326 Do you know what a heuristic is? Are you concerned about falling into a heuristic trap? Come share your ideas, opinions, and thoughts in a lively, debate-style format. This presentation explores the value of using heuristics in judgment and decision in outdoor education. Heuristics (aka, rules of thumb) are one of several decisionmaking techniques that outdoor educators use to make safe, appropriate decisions. However, they may have their downside if instructors fall into a heuristic trap, ignore other methods of decisionmaking, or fail to account for ever-changing environmental variables.
Overview of Recreation Use 12 An Permitting On the National System of Public Lands
Presenter: Dennis Willis Vendor: Bureau of Land Management Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:15am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the criteria and requirements for obtaining a Special Recreation Permit for activities on the National System of Public Lands, administered by the BLM. Determining whether or not you need a permit, and how to obtain the permit if required. There will be a discussion of partnership opportunities.
Now? The Transition from a 13 What Student to a Professional Presenter: Renee Lavin Co-presenter: Brad Beggs Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45am Location: Mississippi Room So the question is “What Now?” You have graduated from your program and secured a position at the professional level. This presentation will help students to bridge the gap from the role of a guide, instructor, or graduate assistant to an administrator of a program. Some topic areas will include understanding how your new program functions, first impressions, student staff interactions, and professional staff interactions. This roundtable style presentation will give students a variety of views from different areas of the profession.
14 Prepare, Persuade & Politic - Part II
Presenter: Jeannette Stawski Co-presenter: Tim Moore Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45am Location: President’s Room The goal of any outdoor recreation and education professional is to get what they need for their program. This has become increasingly difficult with the tightening of budgets, competition for dollars, and the rising costs of travel programs, risk management and participant expectations. This presentation will help you demystify the process of getting what you want and need from upper level administration. The keys are collecting sound data, preparing information and proposals in a way that administrators can manage and handle it, developing relationships and the power of persuasion that will help you sell your ideas, and then participating in the political processes that will engage others and make your goal a movement.
Prepared to Fail: Allowing 15 BeStudents greater Success through Failure
Presenter: Marya Washburn Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45am Location: 303 Sitting back and watching students on course to fail may be one of the hardest things to do as an instructor, and one of the best things for the students. This presentation will focus on what failure can look like in the field, and how to turn
that into a positive learning experience for both student and instructor. Basing the presentation on personal experience at the North Carolina Outward Bound, we will use the “final expedition” model to talk about how safely, compassionately, and professionally set students up to be successfully self reliant, and how to prepare for failure.
to Design Effective Written 16 How Materials for Your Outdoor Program
Presenter: Paul Nicolazzo Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 12:00 noon Location: 323 All programs need written materials that aid field staff in the delivery of their courses. To be effective they need to be self-evident to competent staff, limited in number, aligned with the program’s mission, vision & values, and seen by all staff as both necessary and supportive. Written materials fall into five basic areas: course area maps, site maps, activity menus, standard and local operating procedures, and an emergency action plan. This presentation focuses on how to design effective course area guides (course area maps, site maps & activity menus) and writing effective operating procedures (sometimes referred to as safety policies or safety guidelines).
Career Decisions – From 17 Making Programming to Administration?
Presenter: James Turman, PhD Day and Time: Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45am Location: 325 This presentation will be about one’s career path from programming to administration. There are many opportunities and decisions that must be made to make the transition on one’s chosen career path. How does one plan and prepare for moving higher in the administration? Or, is this a career goal for you?
LOWE Down – 18 The Where FIT Happens Presenter: Jason Stadler Vendor: Lowe Alpine Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage This presentation will discuss the history of Lowe Alpine and backpack design philosophy. It will also provide a hands-on demonstration of proper pack fitting and the benefits of a fitting backpack.
Wall 19 Climbing Committee Meeting Co-Chairs: Daniel Turner, Guy DeBrun Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: Coffman Theater Mission: Serves as a collective voice for AORE member climbing walls to vendors and organizations, communicate with the BOD and Association members regarding trends in climbing wall management, and support the interests of AORE member climbing walls.
Development 20 Student Committee Meeting Committee Chair: Jeffrey Keenan Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: Mississippi Room Mission: Strives to develop AORE student members into the professionals of the future. Standing responsibilities include resume review, mentor program, student scholarship/auction, career center, student pre-conference session and the student business meeting.
21 Awards Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Tammie Stenger-Ramsey Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: Mississippi Lounge Mission: Annually recognizes work or leadership in the field of outdoor recreation and education, including contributions to the Association, which are far beyond the ordinary and which have had a significant and lasting impact on the Association and its mission. The committee also coordinates the Associations’ Student Literary Award and Professional Development Scholarships.
Environmental Stewardship Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Will Hobbs Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: President’s Room Mission: Establish goals and objectives that will reflect the Association’s philosophy and commitment to environmental stewardship to include “greening” the conference and providing resources to help members “green” their programs.
Advisory 23 Presidential Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Raymond Poff Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: 303 Mission: Catalog the history of the AORE, from the first conference on outdoor recreation in 1984 to present. Explain in as much detail as appropriate and practical, the central concept, themes, and decisions that have shaped our Association. Advise the BOD on issues and developments concerning the Association.
24 Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Silvia Chan Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: 319 Mission: Recruit quality presenters and workshops that serve the needs of Association members and provide structure, support, and a feedback forum for conference presenters. Work alongside the conference host to update and post the call for proposals for the annual conference, review submissions, host presenter meetings, facilitate evaluations, and more.
Development 25 Conference Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Liaison: Mitch Hoffman Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: 323 Mission: Serves the Association’s future conference host by providing them with intellectual and human resources to help guide the development of successful conferences.
26 Access & Permitting Committee
Co-Chairs: Rachel Peters, Tom Whalen Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15 – 2:00pm Location: 325 Mission: The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Access Committee is dedicated to ensuring that the members of our organization continue to have reasonable access to public lands and waterways in order to provide the “outdoor” component that our programs rely upon for educational and recreational missions.
a Risk 27 Conducting Management Review Presenter: Alex Kosseff Day and Time: Thursday, 1:15-2:45pm Location: 326 Risk management reviews are time-proven tools for improving safety and liability related practices. Learn how to set up a review of your program and about resources (some free or low-cost) to assist with this process. Options addressed will include internal self-reviews, peer reviews, professional reviews, and newer on-line assessment alternatives. Participants with prior involvement with reviews are welcome to attend and contribute ideas based on their experiences.
Zealand and the South 28 New Pacific: Local Knowledge for Trip Leaders
Presenter: Anthony Norris Vendor: Tamarillo Expeditions, Inc. Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage This presentation is designed for trip leaders and will include travel tips, up-to-date, first-hand knowledge of outdoor program possibilities, location, logistics, safety issues, and contacts in New Zealand and Islands of the South Pacific.
– Working in 29 NOLS Outdoor Education Presentation: Andy Bassett Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: Mississippi Room Think you’ve got what it takes to have a career in the outdoors? Do you have exceptional staff at your outing club with an interest in working in the field after graduation? Come find out from the leader in wilderness education if you have what it takes! Andy Bassett, from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) will talk about what NOLS looks for in instructor candidates. Your personal passion. Your experience on expeditions and leading groups. A strong background in technical skills. Whether instructing is your goal or you would like tips on boosting your outdoor resume, NOLS has the beta.
Leadership and 30 Presenter: Landscapes - A Discussion of Academic Collaboration
Presenter: Jordan Messerer Co-presenters: Kurt Caswell, Curt Howell Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: President’s Room Incorporating components of outdoor leadership training with academic programs can be a rewarding endeavor for students, academia, and outdoor programs. For the past two years, the Texas Tech University Outdoor Pursuits Center has collaborated with the Texas Tech Honors College Natural History and Humanities degree program to provide a unique learning experience. Combining the expertise of both programs to create a dynamic course challenging students academically and with practical leadership experience in the field has been a successful experience.
Special Permit Usage Changes – Year One Results
Presenter: Robert C. Burns Co-presenter: Alan Graefe Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: 303 This presentation will examine variables related to changes related to a newly implemented (October 2008) Special Use Permit policy. Recreation users, managers, and outfitter guides were interviewed. Their perspectives are presented, along with suggested administrative idea for Special Use Permit coordinators, end-user organizations, and outfitter guides.
County Blueways – Stu32 Warren dent Civic Engagement at its Best
Presenter: Tammie Stenger-Ramsey Co-presenters: Steve Spencer Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: 323 Have you ever wanted to involve students in a project that benefits the environment and members of the local community, yet goes beyond a trash pickup? Come learn how faculty and students at Western Kentucky University created the Warren County Blueways, a 180-mile water trail of navigable creeks and rivers in the Bowling Green, KY area. They will explain the goals, process, outcomes, benefits, and the future of the project. See the interactive website that helps boaters select appropriate sections for their watercraft and skill level.
the Next Steps-Preparing 33 Taking and Applying to Graduate School
an International Trip? 36 Planning Understand and Practice the Basic
Speaker: 34 Keynote Fabrizio Zangrilli
Presenter: Stephen P. Guthrie, PhD Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 10:00am Location: Coffman Theater The term “ecotourism” is a generic term often used to encompass many different forms of “alternative tourism” including “adventure tourism;” It intends to be an environmentally, socio-culturally “friendly” form of tourism. Many tourism companies claim to be “green” and “ecofriendly.” Too often, this is just a form of “green washing” or “ecotourism-lite”. This presentation illustrates the different types of alternative tourism. It discusses some of the positive impacts on students. Then, it goes over the basic principles of eco-tourism to get you to think about the impacts of your international program. It illustrates examples of pseudo-ecotourism. It will conclude with a group discussion of challenges for those attempting to be green and culturally sensitive.
Presenter: Jeff Turner Day and Time: Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm Location: 325 Many professionals within outdoor education and recreation will at some point seek a graduate degree. Whether you are straight from undergraduate or have worked professionally for several years, the process may seem somewhat daunting. This presentation will provide advice on how to develop a strategic plan for your graduate school experience. These steps will include how to prepare for graduate education, how to navigate the application process, and how to select the best program for you. The workshop will include information on graduate assistantships and other funding, academic program requirements, and the GRE and other standardized testing.
Day and Time: Thursday, 3:30 – 4:30pm Location: Coffman Theater Fabrizio, will speak at AORE 2009 about his recent attempt to lead the first guided ascent of K2 and a major rescue he lead in the process on Latok II. In addition, his stories, images and experiences will entertain attendees while discussing the challenges he has seen in modern guiding on the high peaks of the world. Don’t miss this keynote address and slideshow in the Coffman Theater on Thursday afternoon, November 5th, brought to you through the generous sponsorship from the folks at Marmot and AAO.
Principles of Ecotourism
37 Adventure Race without a Budget
Presenter: Alissa Pywell Co-presenters: Matt Stewert Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:30am Location: President’s Room The ISU Outdoor Adventure Program has planned the Redbird Challenge Adventure Race with minimal or zero financial support for the past 7 years. Utilizing a strong volunteer base, community resources, and as much free advertising as possible, the Redbird Challenge has grown into a profitable event.
Who is the Wilderness Medicine
35 Training Center and WHAT can they offer YOU?
Presenter: Paul Nicolazzo Vendor: Wilderness Medicine Training Center Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:00am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage During the past decade WMTC has become known for delivering high quality, in-depth and practical courses in wilderness medicine. What makes us different and why should your organization sponsor one of our courses?
the Millennium 38 Mentoring Generation: Increasing Career
Success for Young Professionals
Presenter: Gretchen Berns Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:30am Location: 303 Learn what young professionals in the millennium generation need as they transition from the classroom to the “real world” and how we can facilitate this growth period as mentors. Along with understanding these diverse “millennials”, participants will learn the concept and benefits of mentoring to the mentee, mentor, and outdoor organizations. This workshop will also encompass practical mentoring tips to best mentor the millennium generation and hands-on scenarios.
Management on 39 Basecamp Research Expeditions
Presenters: Meg Myrick Co-presenters: Steve Thompson Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:30am Location: 319 Conducting an extended research expedition in a remote corner of the world can present a variety of interesting obstacles. This presentation covers the opportunities and challenges outdoor programs might face when operating off the grid for an extended period of time.
Training Standards 40 ACCT Roundtable Presenter: Audra Trnovec-Keller Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 9:30am Location: 324 Many of us are trying to figure out how to practically and successfully implement the new ACCT challenge course staff training standards. Please join us for an informal discussion where we will share ideas and brainstorm on how we can best utilize these new standards.
Volunteer Leadership/Risk Management Training in the College Environment: Successes & Challenges of Working with Volunteers
Presenter: Leigh Jackson-Magennis Co-presenter: Alex Kosseff Day and Time: Friday, 8:30 – 10:00am Location: 325 The college outdoor program market is constantly changing and evolving. As administrators, we all want to make sure that we are in line with best practices in the field. There are ever increasing standards around risk management in our field, and working with volunteers presents unique challenges. This panel presentation is going to address challenges and successes of working with volunteers, specifically in terms of risk management and leadership development. We have 3 measurable action steps planned for attendees around this goal.
& Training needed 42 Requirements to work for the Wilderness
Collegiate Climbing Series– 46 The What Is It and How Do
Presenter: Paul Nicolazzo Vendor: Wilderness Medicine Training Center Day and Time: Friday, 9:00 – 9:30am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage WMTC is known for delivering in depth and practical courses in wilderness medicine. Unlike many wilderness medicine providers, WMTC instructors are independent contractors. This presentation describes WMTC instructor hiring, training and apprentice program...and what being an independent contractor means.
Presenter: Michael Maningas Day and Time: Friday, 9:45 – 10:45am Location: 303 The Collegiate Climbing Series [CCS] is a nationwide competition that challenges climbers both individually, and as representatives of their school’s team. This new event is gaining momentum and it is the hope that it will someday demonstrate to the International Olympic Committee that climbing is a sport worthy of the Olympic program. Imagine if Chris Sharma was on the USA Dream Team for Climbing!? We’ll talk about the origin of the CCS, its current status and how you can get involved!
Medicine Training Center
43 AORE Town Hall Meeting #1 Day and Time: Friday, 9:00 – 11:00am Location: Mississippi Room Provide the AORE Board of Directors with your feedback at the Town Hall Meetings. Members from the BOD will guide the association members through a facilitated discussion of the future of AORE. As is a member-driven association, this is a great opportunity for you to provide feedback.
44 First Aid Kits
Presenter: Paul Nicolazzo Vendor: Wilderness Medicine Training Center Day and Time: Friday, 9:30 – 10:00am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage This presentation will review how to choose first aid packs, contents, and how to effectively package them.
Leadership – Strategies 45 Peer for Success
Presenter: Mandy Pohja Day and Time: Friday, 9:45 – 10:45am Location: President’s Room Do you lead trips for your university program or employ students who lead their peers? Come learn practical tips and strategies for effective outdoor leadership, with a special emphasis on the role of peer leader. We will discuss ways to successfully provide instruction, improve group dynamics, give feedback, motivate participants and create an exciting outdoor classroom.
I Get Involved?
Future of Indoor Rock 47 The Climbing: an AORE White Paper
Presenters: Rick Dawson and Guy deBrun Day and Time: Friday, 9:45 – 10:45am Location: 319 The AORE Climbing Wall Committee has produced a white paper which addresses the issue of standardization in the operation and management of artificial climbing walls. The paper endorses the Climbing Wall Industry Practices Document produced by the Climbing Wall Association along with making other recommendations. The white paper has been accepted by the AORE Board of Directors. This session will review important points of the white paper and how it effects AORE member institutions.
and Local 48 Hypothermia Cold Injuries
Presenter: Nate Ostis - Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructional Staff Day and Time: Friday, 9:45 – 10:45am Location: 324 Drawing on field-based evidence and thermophysiological research, this talk will dispel many of the myths surrounding hypothermia. We will discuss the realities of dealing with hypothermia and local cold injuries in remote circumstances when help is hours to days away.
Cooking & Menu Planning 49 Quick on a Tight Budget
Presenter: Bob & Billie Edwards Vendor: Cache Lake Camping Food Day and Time: Friday, 10:15 – 10:45am Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage Planning a menu on a tight budget can be challenging. Adding to that the desire to have foods that are flavorful and easy to prepare can make menu planning a nightmare. Turn the nightmare into a dream that can become reality. This presentation will offer attendees menu suggestions that can feed a student for a day at a cost of about $5. Demonstrations on how quickly and easily foods can be prepared will be given. Proof that camping food can taste good will be given.
Speaker: 50 Keynote Leo McAvoy, PhD
Day and Time: Friday, 11:15am – 12:15pm Location: Coffman Theater Leo McAvoy is a Professor Emeritus in outdoor education at the University of Minnesota. He was a professor at the University for 33 years, retiring in 2006. While teaching at the University level, Dr. McAvoy taught courses in adventure programming, outdoor education, wilderness programs, and park planning and management. His research and writing is focused on the relationship humans have with the natural environment, especially in the context of educational and recreational programs. Join us on Friday in the Coffman Theater for this interesting keynote address regarding his past experiences and future trends in the field of outdoor recreation.
How to Best Prepare Yourself to Work in the Field of Outdoor Education
Presenter: Trisha Haitz Vendor: North Carolina Outward Bound School Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:15pm Location: Great Hall Presentation Stage This presentation is a unique opportunity to hear what a recruiter and staff recruiter looks for in hiring staff. Learn about strategies to build your resume for working in the field of outdoor recreation, and what is needed to apply to Outward Bound.
Elephants Part II – Higher 52 Pink Education Learning How to Teach
Presenter: Tom Stuessy, PhD Co-presenter: Rick Dawson Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 3:15pm Location: Coffman Theater Tom has completely revamped the Green Mountain College Adventure Education program over the past three years. He started this process by soliciting practitioner feedback and performing an analysis of outdoor leadership programs across the country. Blending the worlds of “academics” and “field practitioners,” Tom has created a progressive educational system and philosophy that successfully navigates many traditional hurdles while still remaining a viable professional trajectory for college bound students wishing to become professional outdoor educators. This presentation will identify ways that academic programs might collectively create a new united system for effective outdoor leadership instruction that is sensitive to the ever-growing demands on academic programs. Practitioners are strongly encouraged to attend.
Your Program: Avoiding 53 Polishing Glitches by Defying Complacency Presenter: John Cederquist Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:15pm Location: Mississippi Room Experienced outdoor education/recreation programmers with an interest in maintaining quality and mission-focus are open to examining the day-to-day details of their agency operations. What needs attention? Are critical details receiving the attention they need during program inception? Is the management of systems in an ideal state? Are staff/instructors/trip leaders conforming to essential standards? These and other questions deserve periodic examination. We cannot cover detailed ground in a brief session, but a current review of the primary real-world concerns of your colleagues, combined with a relevant activity involving participants, should yield useful information about what to do now that will avoid problems in the future.
Orienteering - Fun 54 Urban and Fitness for All! Presenter: Mark H. Zmudy, PhD Co-presenter: Nathan Williams Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 3:15pm Location: Mississippi Lounge Urban orienteering is a fantastically fun spin-off of the traditional wilderness style orienteering event, is ideal for all ages and ability levels, and provides another avenue for the promotion of an active lifestyle. This session will engage participants in an urban orienteering event. It will also include information on how to set up events in your community, school, or outdoor program; examples of successful events in metro areas will be discussed. Participants will be provided with maps and compasses to use during the session. They will have the opportunity to explore downtown Minneapolis (via a map created by the presenters) and get a little exercise while competing in the event. All ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend.
the Mystery Out of 55 Taking Evaluating Programs Presenter: Tony Brown, PhD Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:15pm Location: President’s Room Thoughtful, well-planned evaluations can provide timely and constructive information that can be used to develop and improve recreation programs. Data we gather by evaluating a program can help us ensure that program goals and objectives are being met, improve our decision-making regarding the program, and be used to report the program’s value. This presentation will provide a brief overview of how to design and implement evaluations of recreation programs. The presenter will provide tips on how to plan the evaluation to meet your needs, what data to collect and how to collect it, how to analyze and interpret what you find, and how to use what you learn from your results.
5 Technology Ideas Your 56 Top Program Can’t Live Without Presenters: Daniel McCoy Co-Presenters: Mandy Pohja Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:15pm Location: 303 Explore trends and ideas of successful technological advances that should be part of your program. Come prepared to contribute your ideas as well. Areas of discussion will include: web sites, media (such as videos and digital photography), Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter) list serves, and Excel.
Effective 57 Designing Skill-based Initiatives Presenter: Paul Nicolazzo Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:45pm Location: 319 Ropes courses use initiatives—all aboard, nitro, trust falls, electric fence, etc.—to examine a vast number of human skills: leadership, interpersonal communication, decision-making, etc. and many outdoor programs take these same initiatives into the field for the same reasons. While ropes course initiatives can be effective in gaining access to specific human skills in the field they do not further the outdoor skill development (canoeing, route finding, swimming, climbing, camp craft etc.) required for safe expedition travel. Well designed skill-based initiatives address similar human skills and, at the same time, continue the participants’ outdoor skills progression. This presentation examines the design and management components of effective skill-based initiatives. Numerous examples are used to highlight the process.
58 AORE Town Hall Meeting #2
Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 3:15pm Location: 324
Provide the AORE Board of Directors with your feedback at the Town Hall Meetings. Members from the BOD will guide the association members through a facilitated discussion of the future of AORE. As is a member-driven association, this is a great opportunity for you to provide feedback.
Development Commit59 Student tee- Land Yourself an Interview Stellar Resumes & Cover Letters
Presenter: David Bumgamer Co-presenter: Bradley Beggs Day and Time: Friday, 1:15 – 2:15pm Location: 325 Your first contact with your DREAM JOB (or just an outdoor job) is through an agent–your resume and cover letter. They speak for you, perhaps in unintended ways and you will never know, except that you don’t get the interview. Forget what you may have learned about resumes and cover letters—that knowledge may not apply for outdoor jobs. Using American Idol as a teaching method, we’ll look at real resumes and cover letters and see what talents they have and how they missed the correct note.
Presenter: Jeff Turner Co-presenter: Leigh Jackson-Magennis Day and Time: Friday, 2:30 – 3:30pm Location: Mississippi Room Selecting the right individuals to hire as staff is an important process, regardless of whether they’re paid or volunteers. An efficient and effective interview process helps program administration make the best selection of new staff. This workshop will provide an overview of our “top tips” for interviewing techniques for those on “both sides of the table”: the interviewer and the applicant. Students and other new professionals will learn how to best represent themselves during interviews and administrators will learn how to structure the experiences to make the right hires. The workshop will conclude with mock interviews in which workshop participants will be able to put their new skills into practice.
persons of color, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities. No two experiences are alike and it is important to be aware of what others face in order to make the best working environment possible for everyone. This is not a lecture on having a more diverse workplace this is an educational presentation on what others experience. Sometimes understanding comes from looking through someone else’s eyes.
Safety Practices for 62 Good Outdoor Programs Presenter: Alex Kosseff Day and Time: Friday, 2:30-4:00pm Location: 325 Outdoor programs often face the challenge of determining what “good” risk management practices in the outdoor education and recreation industry are. This session will look at several outdoor programs and the practices they have in place with regard key issues including driving, lightning safety, swimming, and instructor training (including first aid). Participants will be invited to add their perspectives with the objective of contributing to an on-going discussion on this subject.
How Did You Get That Job, and How Can I Get One Like It?
Presenter: Kaija Webster Day and Time: Friday, 2:30-4:00pm Location: President’s Room This roundtable discussion will provide a chance for veterans and newcomers in outdoor education careers to meet and share their experiences and questions. Outdoor Professionals will briefly describe their jobs and the steps they took to arrive at their positions. Newcomers will have a chance to ask questions and talk with established professionals in the field.
The View from Inside Looking through Someone Else’s Eyes
Presenter: Jeff Keenan Co-presenter: Kelly Seawell Day and Time: Friday, 2:30 – 3:30pm Location: 303 There are challenges and opportunities in the workplace for each demographic. This presentation will share new survey data, participant demographics, and will outline experiences, challenges, opportunities and testimonials for a variety of demographics including female, gay,
Adventure Travel 64 forInternational Colleges/Universities: A Look
at Current Challenges and Opportunities
Presenter: Rodney Ley Day and Time: Friday, 3:45 – 5:00pm Location: Coffman Theater International adventure programs are conducted by many colleges and universities, but these trips are fraught with unique risks to match their unique opportunities. This presentation will discuss the current state of affairs surrounding international adventure travel with an emphasis on “best practices”--whether surfing in Costa Rica, mountaineering in Ecuador, or hut touring in Europe. Why are some programs successful and supported by their institutions while others are shunned or prohibited? More importantly, what factors go into designing a safe and fulfilling experience for students? Examples and stories from various programs will be offered along with an opportunity for participants to evaluate their own proposed (or existing) international adventure travel trips.
The 7 W’s of Sea KayakingIdentifying Risks and Hazards to Educate Trip Participants
Presenter: Tim Mertz Day and Time: Friday, 3:45 – 4:45pm Location: Mississippi Room This is a specific and teachable checklist for outdoor programs instructing sea kayak clinics, renters and training trip leaders. Identifying each of the 7 W’s, you will learn how to prepare your sea kayaking population for the risks and hazards of paddling big water. This presentation is geared towards Outdoor Programs thinking about starting a sea kayak program, and for those hoping to improve their sea kayak program. An example lesson plan will be distributed to everyone that attends.
Influence in Outdoor Education: Research, Theory and What it means for Leadership
Presenter: Brent J. Bell Day and Time: Friday, 3:45-5:15pm Location: 303 INFLUENCE. You are a react person for reading this blurb. Now I will tell you what to do. You will come to this program and consider ideas about influence. You will wonder about the
conditions necessary for participants on outdoor programs to make their own choices. You will listen to a presentation about interesting psychological studies involving influence. You will enjoy learning about anthropological studies involving rites and rituals. You will enjoy presentations on special norms. You will laugh. You will think about influence in your leadership style. You will enjoy this workshop. You will shower the presenter with praise.
Putting Creativity and Experiential Learning Into Your Hiring Practice
Presenter: Sue Lowley Co-presenter: Theran Fisher Day and Time: Friday, 3:45-5:15pm Location: 319 Spice up your student employee hiring practices with the addition of simple initiatives. Applicable for all areas of recreation - learn to use these activities to help you identify students who share your workplace values.
Adventurous Career Women
Presenter: Bridget Nemeth Co-presenters: Patsy Kott, Rachel Peters, Tammie Stenger, Audra Trnovec-Keller Day and Time: Friday, 3:45-4:45pm Location: 324 Women have a profound impact on Outdoor Recreation and the Recreation career field. A panel of women come together to discuss their career paths including their successes, sacrifices, and challenges. The audience is encouraged to bring questions to the table as well as advice for women entering and/or currently in the field.
Research & Publications Committee Meeting
Committee Chair: Eric Frauman, Jason Davis Day and Time: Friday, 5:00-6:00pm Location: 326 Mission: Serves the membership through the dissemination and communication of scholarly work relevant to the association and larger professions while also providing vision and direction for research in the field.
Student Business Meeting
Medical Leadership and Decision Making
Day and Time: Friday, 5:00-6:00pm Location: Mississippi Room Details: The student representative to the BOD will guide students through a discussion and inform them of the current issues surrounding AORE. The representative will also facilitate the election of the 2009-2010 student representative.
Presenter: Nate Ostis - Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructional Staff Day and Time: Friday, 5:00-6:00pm Location: 325 This talk will explore leadership and decision making models in a medical context. Drawing from the National Outdoor Leadership School’s leadership curriculum and research into medical decision-making, we will explore effective leadership and the common pitfalls faced by emergency medical caregivers.
72 Wilderness Medicine Roundtable Day and Time: Saturday, 8:00 – 10:15am Location: Mississippi Room A panel of experts will discuss current issues regarding national standards for wilderness medical trainings. This discussion will provide an exclusive look into the field of wilderness medicine to help explain why the field of wilderness medicine has not agreed to specific national standards for course curriculums. As wilderness medical providers seek curriculum endorsement through the Wilderness Medical Society, the AORE with over 250 AORE organizations employing over 8,000 staff, has a vested interest in the outcome. Can the unregulated field of wilderness medicine develop curriculum that meets the needs of the consumers? Do national standards promote the legitimacy of the industry or do they remove the autonomy individual providers need to stay competitive? Guests include representatives from six of the leading commercial wilderness medical providers (WMA, WMI, WMTC, SOLO, Aerie, and Remote Medical), two leading authors , doctors Thomas Welch and William Forgey, and two AORE members representing the AORE. Attendance will be limited to 50.
73 What Can the PCIA Do for You? Presenter: Jon Tierney Day and Time: Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00am Location: 319 The Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) was designed to meet the climbing instructional needs of universities, camps and groups that teach entry level climbing. The primary goals of this workshop are to help participants increase the margin of student/ instructor safety, increase the student engagement, and improve the efficiency of delivery and set up of rock climbing sites. The workshop will take people through a structured approach to site selection; efficient teaching of core skills to groups; simple, effective technical set-ups; and management of multiple belayer / climber teams. Learn about the various training and certification programs offered through organizations such as PCIA including how to become a course provider or sponsor. Through active modeling participants will sample some of the many skills taught in various courses and gain insight into the certification process for the following programs including the Base Managed Climbing Instructor, Top Managed Climbing Instructor, Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, Lead Climbing Instructor, Climbing Wall Instructor, Lead Climbing Wall Instructor, Sport Climbing Instructor and Adventure Site Belayer.
Site Management and 74 Using Course Area Guides for Trip
Planning and Decision Making
Presenter: Bruce Saxman Day and Time: Saturday, 9:15 – 10:15am Location: President’s Room This presentation will examine how the use of Site Management Theory as a staff training foundation and Course Area Guides as program resource can create a consistent and effective planning and decision making tools for trip program staff and managers.
of Student 75 Development Outcomes
Presenter: Bridget Nemeth Co-presenters: Jay Harcum, Tony Stafford Day and Time: Saturday, 9:15 – 10:15am Location: 303 With budgets reducing and the need for program justifications increasing, the documentation
of Student Learning Outcomes becomes an important component of any department within higher education. This presentation will discuss the development of a student learning outcome rubric that links to the university’s administration expectations, academic assessment tools, Learning Reconsidered guidelines, and student development theories. An Outdoor Adventure Program’s Trip Leader Training retreat is used as a case study for the implementation of this tool and the initial results are shared.
Rio Grande: Trips for 76 The Beginners to the Seasoned Student Travelers
Presenter: Wayne Taylor, PhD Co-presenters: Andy Martin, Gregory Hawkins, Jennifer Hazelrigs Day and Time: Saturday, 9:15 – 10:15am Location: 324 This is a location that offers something for everyone seeing a spring break paddling adventure for both beginners and seasoned travelers in non-credit and credit venues.
the Emissions of Your 77 Quantifying Outdoor Trip Program Presenter: Jenny Strovas Day and Time: Saturday, 9:15 – 10:15am Location: 325 Sustainability is a hot topic in today’s society. The implications of a rapidly changing climate are creating a worldwide environmental awareness like none other in history. Outdoor leaders stress the ethics relating to future use and care of wilderness areas; however, the ethics practiced in the field may not always line up with the ethics practiced in organizations. In order for the profession to have a positive impact on climate change, the outdoor community must make a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of their organizational practices. The Texas Tech University Outdoor Pursuits Center (OPC) was used as a model for quantifying emissions from outdoor trip programs. Results showed that the average OPC weekend trip emitted 776.5 kg CO2eq from food, 460 kg CO2eq from travel, and 0.6 kg CO2eq from paper usage, causing the total carbon footprint of one weekend trip to be 1,237.1 kg CO2eq. During this session, you will learn how to quantify the carbon emissions from food, transportation, and paper usage for each individual trip that your program offers.
Strategies for mitigating carbon emissions from outdoor trips will also be discussed.
- An Interdisciplinary 78 GeoJourney Field Program Presenter: Ian Rodgers Co-presenter: Nikki Elkins Day and Time: Saturday, 9:15 – 10:15am Location: 326 GeoJourney’s Experiential Education Study seeks to determine if there is a correlation between participating in strenuous physical activity in a select field locale and knowledge retention and type of knowledge learned about the field locale. The pilot study has been designed to identify if the students’ participation in a strenuous hike to the summit of Mount St. Helens has a relationship (if any) to the students’ retention of the subject matter related to the geology of Mt. St. Helens. We will present the findings of our 2009 study and discuss their implications on the outdoor education community.
79 Annual Business Meeting Day and Time: Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00pm Location: Coffman Theater Members from the BOD will guide the association through a facilitated discussion of proposed amendments to the Association’s By Laws, a review of the Association’s fiscal status, and the election of new members of the BOD. The AORE Business Meeting is one of the most important sessions that members can attend because the outcomes of the session define the association’s future. If you plan to vote at the annual business meeting you must be a current member. Please visit the National Office table during open hours to confirm your membership.
- Safety Issues, 80 Paddlesports Tools Involved and Adoption of Safety Tools
Presenter: Tina Aldrich Day and Time: Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30pm Location: Mississippi Room This roundtable includes an opportunity for paddlers to discuss paddlesport safety, safety tools involved and related concerns. Participants will have a chance to be involved in paddlesport safety research through a short questionnaire. An overview of the current research conducted on paddlesport safety tool adoption will be presented. Traditional and non-traditional tools are explored as well as the major factors for adopting safety tools by the paddlesport community.
Indoor Challenge Course Roundtable – Opportunity on Your Campus?
Presenter: Daniel D. Swan Day and Time: Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30pm Location: President’s Room Many programs are limited by weather challenges (rain and/or winter storms). Is there an opportunity to take advantage of an indoor space? There are only a few collegiate programs that have challenge courses located in one of their gyms (several in WI.) How about getting together (those that have them and those whose interest is piqued) and discuss the opportunities and pitfalls.
Techniques for 82 Practical Defending Yourself in a Lawsuit
Presenter: Paul Green Day and Time: Saturday, 1:30 – 2:30pm Location: 324 This exciting interactive session will cover the practical techniques for defending yourself of a lawsuit. The speaker will use photos and video clips of outdoor accidents. This informative session will make you more competent to defend yourself. Being sued is always traumatic, but with practical techniques you can put up a reasonable defense to a lawsuit.
To Lead or Not to Lead
Presenter: Guy deBrun Co-presenter: Theran Fisher Day and Time: Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00pm Location: 325 Should lead climbing be offered to your participants? Should they be allowed to lead indoor sport climbs, outdoor sport climbs, traditional climbs or all of the above? What essential elements should be taught if participants are allowed to lead? How should these skills be assessed? These are some of the questions an outdoor programmer faces when considering offering lead climbing as a program element. We will discuss these questions and more in this presentation. Additionally a lead climbing risk management program will be presented.
Nuts & Other Wild 84 Nature’s Delicacies: Acorns & How to Eat Them
Presenter: Derek DeBruin Day and Time: Saturday, 1:30 – 3:00pm Location: 326 Nature provides the opportunity for a delicious meal almost everywhere we go—you just have to know where to look! This presentation will be a hands-on experience in processing the ubiquitous acorn for food. We will cover every step along the way from gathering to leaching to roasting and finish by making our very own acorn cakes. (Think pancakes, but au natural.) We’ll also discuss a few well-known, easy-to-identify plants that you can use to add some fresh greens to your next meal in the outdoors.
Standards for Climbing 85 Training an International Perspective Presenter: John Bicknell Day and Time: Saturday, 2:45 – 3:45pm Location: President’s Room Internationally, the movement toward training standards for mountain guides and climbing instructors has been lead by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA) and the Union Internationale de Associations Alpin (UIAA). In the US, the way training standards have evolved in the US and several other countries, the potential benefits of the international endorsement and the future of these standards in the US will be addressed. We also discuss some of the potential drawbacks of
this movement and some of the current issues in training for climbing instructors in the US.
Recession Job Hunting - Learn to Set Yourself Apart
Presenter: Galen Martin Day and Time: Saturday, 2:45 – 3:45pm Location: 324 These are tough times to land the job of a lifetime. Some of the challenges are just finding a job to apply for and then what to do to “wow” the employer into giving you an interview. The digital age has created unique opportunities to enhance job searches and personal/professional networking to new levels. Do you know all the new tricks of the trade? This presentation gives an organized way of searching, networking, communication, self branding and applying for jobs to increase your chances in the job market.
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