METRO JOURNEYS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND STEWARDSHIP

Shape tomorrow's decision-makers by inspiring your students to develop a meaningful relationship with nature

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND STEWARDSHIP

Our metro journeys range from 2 to 5 days in length and allow your students to explore easily accessible local parks and nature reserves in a metropolitan environment. With minimal travel time, your students and staff have more time to engage with the natural world.


Today's young people will be tomorrow's leaders in the battle against the climate crisis. Climate change, resource shortages and our throwaway culture make nurturing a love for nature and the environment more important than ever. It's vital they understand the concept of sustainability and the importance of caring for their environment so they can become responsible community members and leaders.

Our metro journeys in environmental connection and stewardship inspire environmental awareness in your students as well as a sense of social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection, leadership and effective communication. Empower your students to share their voice and make a difference at their school and in their communities.

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AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S ON OFFER

Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students and staff move through a sequence of outcome-based activities, prefaced with a briefing, and concluded with a debrief aimed toward self-reflection and recognition of one's own capabilities. This reflection is a vital part of experiential education.

Environmental awareness – during camp set-up, nature art and cooking sessions, students fully engage with their surroundings and discover about sustainable practices. They learn about camping etiquette with a focus on responsible approaches to sheltering, rubbish, kitchen scraps, soaps, toileting and animal safety.


Communication – during a bushwalking journey, students each have assigned roles. They are challenged with mastering compass and map-reading skills. They must work collaboratively and use effective communication techniques to measure distance and time to plan their route.


Social and personal responsibility – large group activities such as bird-watching and nature illustration encourage students to understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment. They will learn about land care and native Australian flora and fauna.

OTHER THEMES AND OUTCOMES

You might also be interested in some of our other themes. 

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BUILD RESILIENCE

Allow your students to face and accept challenges. Strengthen communication and problem-solving skills. Inspire reflection and social and personal responsibility.
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CONNECT STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Allow your student to explore personal and social responsibility. Enhance communication, problem-solving and decision making skills. Build trust and friendship.
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DEVELOP LEADERSHIP

Improve your student's communication skills. Allow them to explore what it means to be a good leader. Reinforce trust and empathy through teamwork and fellowship.
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We work with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and support students to become real world ready. The Outdoor Education Group is bringing the excitement of the natural world closer to home so that your students spend less time travelling and more time exploring their potential.

Whether you are starting an outdoor education program or wanting to enhance your current program, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.

Benefits

BENEFITS

In a rapidly changing and unpredictable future, resilience, strength and health will be crucial for tackling life's challenges. The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development in these areas and to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

Our metro journeys in environmental connection and stewardship are a real opportunity to improve student learning by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to understand the impact of their decisions and the importance of the environment. While discovering local parks and nature reserves close to home, students become acquainted with sustainable practices through powerful and authentic learning experiences.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

The Outdoor Education Group help young people realise their personal best by using experiences in the outdoors as a vehicle for impact. Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education from more than 48,000 students each year across Australia.

Our Leaders are all COVIDsafe trained and are experts in facilitating powerful and enjoyable experiences that support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to provide social, physical and psychological outcomes. They are passionate about the outdoors and believe in delivering meaningful and memorable experiences for your students.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your students.

These practices include:

  • Dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • Hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • Extensive cleaning of all equipment

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