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National Outdoor Sector Survey 2013
Fill in the survey and help us to learn more about the education providers, businesses, organisations, workers and volunteers in the outdoor sector. This information will allow us to advise both federal and state governments about the current state of the labour market in the outdoor sector. More.
Festival of Cycling, Munda Biddi OPEN!
A Festival of Cycling event will be held in Mundaring this Sunday April 28 10am -2pm to celebrate the opening of the iconic Munda Biddi Trail.
The local community can find out what the Munda Biddi is all about on Sunday, by taking part in free, guided cycle rides of part of the trail, which starts in Sculpture Park. Bikes will be supplied and suitable for children 12 years or over. Younger children are welcome to bring their own bikes and join in a ride. Official trail opening at 1pm. More at Munda Biddi Foundation.
Our Executive Officer on ABC Radio on the topic of glamour camping and how to get away from it all with a bit of comfort.
3.5 Million Children Left Inside?
Support Outdoor Education in the National Curriculum 2013
Now is the time to support changes to the National Curriculum and champion that Outdoor Education should be an opportunity for ALL Australian Students.
Go to the Outdoor Education campaign for more details on how you can
Outdoor Recreation training Cert III
Fairbridge is offering a NEW 16 week Outdoor Recreation Certificate III training course click here!
Outdoor Conference 7 Dec 2012
Over 60 members of the outdoor community joined together at the 2012 conference to hear speakers like Griffin Longley and survival expert Bob Cooper sharing their expertise.
Go here for more details or see a few highlights below.
Assistance for Department of Education (DoE) Outdoor Education Teachers
The DoE has appointed John Tonkin College as the Teacher Development School (TDS) for Outdoor Education. The idea of the TDS is to offer assistance or support to teachers in order to develop their capacity to offer and teach the curriculum.
Grant Tomlinson coordinates John Tonkin College's TDS role. Email Grant at Grant.Tomlinson@education.wa.edu.au if you would like to be part of his email distribution network for DoE outdoor education teachers, or if you need some help or advice regarding delivering an outdoor ed program at your school.
Adventure Activity Standards & Leader Competency Review
The consultation process has been completed. To see an update on the process and the over 130 responses received click here. Outdoors WA is continually seeking improvements to the Industry Quality Framework to aid the sector in providing safe guided outdoor activities.
Great Aussie Campout 12 October 2013
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ABC Radio GACO interview
The Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO) brings together thousands of Australians for one big night out sharing the experience of camping out under the stars … on a river bank, in a camp, a National park, a caravan park even your back yard.
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Being a member of Outdoors WA provides you with the links and networks to remain at the top of your profession and is an integral part of being linked into the great outdoors! more.