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Using Technology to Connect Students and the Environment

3 Dec 2012 by NEEFusa (National Environmental Education Foundation, USA)
Fabulous look at how technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom.
Check out their resources at:

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Is the 'outdoors' becoming fossilised in the National Curriculum for school children?

4 Jun 2013 by LearningNSWDEC
Dr Tonia Gray describes the critical role outdoor learning plays in the education of young people and how the National Curriculum can support increased outdoor education.*** This may be from Australia - but what lessons does this contain for us here in Canada, United States, and other countries around the world?

Technology and outdoor education: Some experiential possibilities

Uploaded; Jan 13, 2010 by James Neill , Lecturer at University of Canberra
There is a philosophical tension in outdoor education about the role of technology. On one hand, outdoor educators seek to distance participants from technology in order to provide “a place apart”. On the other hand, most outdoor education programs rely on a growing plethora of outdoor and safety gear, electronic navigation and communication, and transport technologies. Despite this, outdoor education tends to be somewhat unadventurous in its pedagogical use of technology. Instead, we might experiment with a wider spectrum of technologies (from low tech to high tech). By considering possibilities from across the technological gamut – e.g., from survival programs (low tech) to urban challenges with mobile electronic devices (high tech) – we might enrich our understanding of outdoor learning processes and engage different types of participants.

Technology and Outdoor Learning

4 Jun 2013 by LearningNSWDEC
These educators describe the integration of learning technologies into the environmental education programs. These technologies, including: Ipad, video conferencing and cameras, GPS strongly enhance students' engagement with the environment.

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The role of story, place and technology in nature: Bob Henderson at TEDxStouffville

29 Apr 2012
"The subtle and profound role of story, place and technology in nature". It is NOT complicated. There is a simplicity and complexity to humans connecting with Nature. The adage "seek simplicity to preserve complexity" is explored.

Technology and outdoor ed

Aug 30, 2008
This presentation was given at the Outdoor Recreation Industry Council Conference in August 2008. It is an overview of the presentation! Many of the slides led to practical demonstrations of software like Google Earth, Picasa, Panaromio and other web 2.0 technologies.

Ian Boyle , Coordinator of Outdoor Education at Scots College Glengarry

Does outdoor education fit in a high technology age?

Published on 18 Sep 2014
Interview with Juliet Robertson (Creative STAR Learning Company, UK)