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Climate Action and Outdoor Education in Australia: Burning Questions and Red Hot Opportunities

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Outdoors People for Climate Action is made up of outdoor enthusiasts and workers, representing a wide range of pursuits and professions. ⁠

Many of our members hail from the outdoor education sector and a number of our supporters are outdoor education businesses. ⁠

Yesterday, Damo, a volunteer at Outdoors People for Climate Action and a proud outdoor educator and coordinator, spoke to fellow outdoor educators about the burning issue of climate change and outdoor education.

Inside the Outhaus is a forum which brings together the outdoor community, online, to discuss all things outdoor education, including some of the biggest issues facing our industry. Damo gave a 20 minute presentation, which was followed by an open discussion, exploring how outdoor education is already being impacted by climate change, what can be done and what opportunities exist for outdoor education businesses that take a proactive approach. ⁠

You can watch a recording of the presentation and discussion here.

The Crossing Land Education Trust defends their outdoor education centre during the 2019-2020 mega fires

⁠Outdoors People for Climate Action would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who attended the event (or who tuned in later) and participated. ⁠

And also a big thank you to Inside the Outhaus for hosting this important event and the work they continue to do in bringing together the professional outdoor community. ⁠

We are grateful for the support we continue to receive from outdoor peak bodies and businesses who are keen to see the outdoor sector take a proactive stance on this ever-present issue. ⁠

If you're passionate about outdoor education and climate change, we'd really love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

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