Resource - Professional Assistance
Attaining accredited status through the AEE Accreditation Program is solid evidence of an organization's commitment to quality and safety, belief in professional standards, and allocation of resources toward continued excellence and improvement. Programs that achieve AEE Accredited status can be confident that they meet or exceed recognized industry standards. Learn more about AEE's accreditation program here.
Careers in Experiential Education
Post and search for the latest job listings and resumes in experiential education on our online Jobs Clearinghouse.
Classroom Teaching Aids
The best place to search for information about using experiential education techniques and teaching models in the classroom and incorporating experiential education into teaching syllabi is AEE's Journal of Experiential Education, published for over 25 years.
San Francisco's Greenbelt Alliance has created a curriculum entitled "The Greenbelt in Your Schoolyard" that examines the interdependence between humans and nature in an urban environment. The booklet, which is in compliance with California teaching standards, contains five activities for grades 3-8, each with a different theme (plants, wildlife, water, food and nature in the city). The curriculum was written by Leslie Comnes (who has worked on environmental education materials such as LifeLab and Project Learning Tree) to help Bay Area youth outings participants see how nature is not just something 'out there' that requires a special field trip to visit. While the activities and information in this curriculum are geared toward the Bay Area, the information, activities and worksheets it contains are adaptable to other areas. To download a free PDF of the curriculum, go to http://greenbelt.org/resources/reports/report_curriculum.html
American Mountain Guides Association
PO Box 1739
Boulder, CO 80306
The Climbing Wall Association (CWA), is a non-profit industry trade organization of commercial operators of manufactured rock climbing walls. The CWA was incorporated as a 501(c) (06) in May of 2003 to promote consensus-based standards for, and self regulation of, the climbing wall industry. The CWA offers an insurance program, risk management consulting, standards for the operation of climbing walls, and standards-based training for staff. The CWA publishes operational standards for climbing walls entitled Industry Practices: A Sourcebook for the Operation of Manufactured Climbing Walls. The standards and access to the insurance program are available to members of the CWA as a benefit of membership. For more information please contact the CWA's Executive Director: Bill Zimmermann, Climbing Wall Association, 1460 Lee Hill Rd., Unit #2, Boulder, CO 80304-0870, e: firstname.lastname@example.org, p: 720-838-8284. http://www.climbingwallindustry.org/
Educator's Professional Development
EPD lists professional growth opportunities for teachers and supervisors from around the world. This database was created for educators by educators.
Ropes and Challenge Courses
The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
P.O. Box 47
Deerfield, IL 60015-0047