Links & Resources

For Outdoor Educators and Leaders

3 P's of Outdoor Education (Peter Martin)

Courtesy of Outdoors Victoria

Professor Peter Martin opened the Education Outdoors Conference 2018 with his key speech, presented in video form, as he was unable to attend in person. The presentation was titled the ‘3 P’s of Outdoor Education‘ and addressed the theme of ‘Your Future in the Outdoors’ in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way. The video footage of Peter was followed by a panel discussion selected by Peter, to open up and carry on the conversation. The panel comprised of a group of outdoor leaders: Sandy Allen- Craig (Australian Catholic University), Heather Grenon (Federation University), Anthony Hall (Halls Outdoor Education), & Clay Tyrell (Freelancer).

Outdoor Education Australia

Outdoor Education Australia

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Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) facilitates communication between state and territory outdoor education associations about the practice and delivery of outdoor education; advocates for outdoor education across primary, secondary and tertiary education; and provides policy advice.



Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland

Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland

The Outdoor Educators Association of Queensland (OEAQ) was established in 1981 to represent the interests of individuals and organisations involved in Outdoor Education and to encourage and lead the development of professional practice in Outdoor Education in Queensland.

Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Centre

Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Centre
On-line knowledge about outdoor education

WilderdomEducation Outside The Classroom (NZ)The Outdoor Leader Online

The Outdoor Leader Online

The Outdoor Leader Online is based on the content of the Bushwalking and Ski Touring Leadership Manual, last published by the Bushwalking and Mountaincraft Training Advisory Board (BMTAB) in Victoria in 2000. The content of this Manual was the basis of the excellent outdoor leadership training courses run by the BMTAB. Following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, a Victorian Outdoor Industry Taskforce attracted funding to improve risk management and community confidence in outdoor activity providers. The project to make this resource available online was a component of that endeavour.

The Australian Directory of School Activities, Excursions and Accommodation

The Australian Directory of School Activities, Excursions and Accommodation


Australia’s No 1 website for school activities, excursions, incursions and camps/accommodation.

We attract the best and most innovative providers of camps, excursions/incursions, accommodation, educational activities, travel operators and venues because we are the first stop for teachers and camp coordinators just like you!

Teaching / Instructing / Facilitating Resources

The Outdoor Ed Cookbook

The Outdoor Ed Cookbook

by Laura Collins, Hannah Sanders & Enya Schaefer

The three of us got together to create an outdoor cookbook that can be used by both outdoor
professionals and outdoor education students alike. We wanted to make it an easy to use
resource for whenever inspiration or information is needed for both outdoor expeditions and base-camping trips. We also wanted to give options for people who have a variety of dietary requirements.

Big Hearts, Bright Minds

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers


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Cool Australia

Cool Australia

What We Do

We create units of work and learning activities that can be downloaded from the Cool Australia website and taken straight into the classroom. The learning activities are year level specific, from Early Learning to Year 12. All are linked to Australian Curriculum standards and the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes.

We provide an online Digital Library to support learning and teaching. It contains videos, images, infographics, research and news articles.

We deliver online professional development in the form of online courses and webinars to further support educators. Sometimes we provide keynote addresses to audiences across the country.

We coordinate Enviroweek – a year of action, a week of celebration.

QORF Online Bookstore

QORF Online Bookstore

Books, DVD’s and more …


Encompass Outdoors

Encompass Outdoors provides a huge range of products to support your outdoor education needs.

Active Reviewing

Explore Roger Greenaway’s Active Reviewing Guide 

Learn how to facilitate learning from experience, how to make debriefing more dynamic and how to engage everyone in meaningful reflection.

“A goldmine for lots (and lots) of people” – teachers, trainers, consultants, managers and anyone who facilitates learning.

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playmeo is the world’s largest online database of group games & activities specifically designed to equip teachers, corporate trainers, camp leaders, youth workers, outdoor educators and many others with outrageously fun and interactive group activities.

Our library features 100s of activities such as awesome ice-breakers to strengthen new (and old) relationships, simple energizers to wake up a class of sleepy students, innovative problem-solving and teamwork exercises, and fun large group activities.

Training Wheels

Training Wheels

A creative resource for building teams

We transform the way people communicate, solve problems, make decisions, and achieve their goals. Like learning how to ride a bike with training wheels, our clients learn ways to grow and balance for the long ride. We are here to support you on the many paths you will encounter by providing hands-on learning and the tools you need to be successful.

Hart Sport

Hart Sport

Active Play Resources – even rubber chickens!

HART Sport is a unique catalogue retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. We provide all types of sporting, active play and recreational equipment as well as teamwear. We manufacture many products in our own factory in Brisbane. Our customers include early childhood facilities as well as elite national and international sporting teams and everyone in between! HART Sport has over 4000 products and we are continually adding to our range. Our range of fitness and training aids is recognised throughout the world.


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