PLEASE NOTE EDUCATION IN ACTION DAY ACTIVITY BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED

Wednesday 11 April 2018

The aim of the ‘Education in Action’ Day is to provide delegates with the opportunity to get outdoors and engage in:

  • Learning for your Students
  • Learning for Yourself or your Organisation
  • Learning for the Environment

A broad range of practical activities will be offered that explore the conference theme of “Wisdom of the Past – Exploring the Future”. These will also be based around one of the key learning streams of: Adventure, Safety and Risk; Human-Nature Interactions; Teaching and Learning: and, Contemporary Issues. Within these educational activities there is also the opportunity for delegates to gain certification, or re-certify, in a recognised qualification such as river rescue level 1. Whilst some activities are designed at an introductory level, others are relevant only to those with specific skillsets or prior experience.

Except for a very few activities there are no additional costs for this day, for anyone who has signed up as a full delegate. There is also the option for non-delegates (i.e. additional family members) to sign up for the Education in Action Day only, please note that there are limited activities suitable for young children with the exception of the rafting day trip with King River Rafting and the Pennicott Wilderness Journey.

ACADEMIC SESSIONS BY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Bald spots, blank spots and curly questions: Navigating the tricky terrain of applied research
Mark Leather & Allen Hill

Time: 0900 – 1200
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $40
Duration: Half Day workshop
Location: IMAS Salamanca

    

Exploring Opportunities for Outdoor Education to Contribute to a More Socially Just World
Mary Breunig

Time: 1300 – 1600
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $40
Duration: Half Day workshop
Location: IMAS Salamanca

ADVENTURE, SAFETY & RISK

Advanced Sea Kayaking Skills Workshop

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Advanced skills training session for guides/instructors/teachers including rescue scenarios

Provider: Roaring 40’s Kayaking
Maximum Numbers: 10 Participants
Location: Fortescue Bay, Tasmania
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity
Lunch: Provided by NOEC

Equipment required: Bring your own wetsuit or drysuit, watershoes, hat, sunglasses, bottle of water, towel and change of clothes for the trip home (optional: BYO safety/paddling gear such as personal towline)
Equipment supplied: PFD, helmet, sea kayak (double) and paddling equipment

Note: * Previous qualification, or previous experience with high level skills, required

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for an 8:00 am departure on large coach
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 5 pm

Coasteering / Sea Traverse Program

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Experience local activity

Provider: Elizabeth College
Maximum Numbers: 10 Participants
Location: Blackmans Bay/Kingston Bay
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $40
Duration: Half Day activity (AM)
Lunch: Supplied by NOEC at conclusion of activity

Experience: no experience required however involves a potentially physically demanding activity including scrambling, rock jumping and short swims (not recommended for those under 16)

Equipment required: Thermal top and pants plus fleece jumper or a wetsuit, cag or rainjacket, suitable shoes for scrambling around on rocks and that can get wet, beanie, sunhat, bottle of water, towel and change of warm clothes and shoes for the trip home

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for an 8:15 am departure
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 12:30 pm

River Rescue Level 1 Course

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Introduction to Whitewater rescue. For those who can already paddle up to grade 2, with aim of achieving Australian Canoeing River Rescue Level 1 qualification. The session will start off with practising the standard river rescue skills of swimming, wading and throwbagging before undertaking a down-river paddling experience. This will see the group take to kayaks and rafts (supplied) and will involve solving a number of scenarios.

Provider: Canoe Tasmania / Australian Canoeing
Maximum Numbers: 10 Participants
Location: Derwent Valley – Derwent River (near New Norfolk)
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity
Lunch: Supplied by NOEC

Equipment required: Wetsuit, watershoes, towel (optional: BYO PFD, helmet, throwbag, safety gear)
Equipment supplied: PFD, helmet, a variety of kayaks and watercraft and all rescue gear
Experience: Basic whitewater experience is a pre-requirement. Participants should be already comfortable with paddling grade 2 whitewater in either a kayak or canoe. Assessment involves demonstration of the ability to rescue

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for an 8:45 am departure
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 4:30 pm

Sea Kayaking Experience

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Experience sea kayaking in an amazing Tasmanian landscape

Provider: Roaring 40’s Kayaking
Maximum Numbers: 16 Participants
Location: Fortescue Bay, Tasmania
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity

Experience: previous paddling experience not required however involves a potentially physically demanding 5 hour paddle tour (not recommended for those under 16)
Equipment required: hat, sunglasses, comfortable quick-drying clothes suitable for the weather, shoes that can get wet (or we can supply you with wet suit booties), bottle of water and change of clothes for the trip home
Equipment supplied: sea kayak (double) and paddling equipment

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HUMAN-NATURE INTERACTIONS

Environmental Stewardship

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Environmental Stewardship / Interpretations for Maria Island

Provider: TAS Parks & Wildlife Service
Maximum Numbers: 20 Participants
Location: Maria Island
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $100
Duration: Full Day activity (early departure at 7:00 am in order to catch 9am ferry)

What to bring: daypack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, beanie, suitable walking clothes and footwear plus raincoat, optional: bathers and towel
Activity Notes: Please do not be late for departure as the group needs to drive 1.5 hours and catch the 9am ferry from Triabunna!

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for a 7:00 am departure on hire bus/van
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 5 pm

Environmental Interpretation Walk

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Showcase Mt Field National Park – 16km circuit from Lake Dobson, Lake Webster, Twilight Tarn and Tarn shelf.

Provider:  Wild Pedder
Maximum Numbers: 10 Participants
Location: Mt Field
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity

Please bring: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses,beanie, gloves, suitable walking clothes and footwear for alpine environment including decent rain jacket

PENNICOTT WILDERNESS ADVENTURE JOURNEYS

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Cruise along some of Australias most rugged and spectacular coastline to Bruny Island. Stunning scenery and wildlife including seals, dolphins, albatross and migrating whales. Interpretation by experienced guides and purpose built viewing boats.

Provider: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
Maximum Numbers: 30+ Participants
Location: Bruny Island
Cost: $90 for delegates and $170 additional tickets (adult) or $125 (child/under 16)
Duration: Full Day activity (note that this involves a 7:45 am check-in and a 5:30 pm return time)

Please bring: dress warmly for the cruise – warm jackets, scarves, beanies and gloves are recommended. And don’t forget your camera!

Note: f = Family Friendly (activities that potentially could include children 10 year old+)

Activity Notes: It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Hotel Grand Chancellor to the Pennicott Bus at Franklin Wharf. Do not be late or you will miss out

Depart: Meet at the Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Dock Head Building, Franklin Wharf, ready for a 7:45am departure
Return: Back to Franklin Wharf at 5:30pm

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Whitewater Rafting Journey

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Hobart has a number of beautiful rivers within an hour’s drive – the Huon, Derwent and Picton Rivers.  We will pick the best river for a full day of autumn rafting.

You can expect superb scenery, excellent company and laughs aplenty as we take on up to Class III Rapids.  Be prepared to embrace the exhilarating chill of Tasmania’s winter with a full day of white water rafting.

Provider: Wild Journey’s
Maximum Numbers: 20 Participants
Location: Picton & Huon Rivers
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity

Equipment supplied: wetsuits and all paddling/rafting gear
Please bring: hat, sunscreen, bathers and towel, footwear that you can wear whilst rafting (e.g. runners or wetsuit booties)
Experience: previous paddling experience not required however involves a 3-4 hour journey including numerous rapids (generally grade 2/2+ or 3 at higher flows)

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for an 8:00 am departure in TasTAFE 22-seater bus
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 5 pm

Introduction to Whitewater Packrafting Program

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Introduction to packrafting on whitewater. After a safety briefing and learning how to inflate the packrafts participants will undertake a downriver journey on the Derwent River. The Derwent provides a great introduction to these craft, allowing participants to learn and practice the skills of assisted and solo rescues before tackling some easy rapids. A couple of significant rapids will allow participants to work on their whitewater skills and paddling techniques under the tutelage of instructors. Both groups will be led by instructors who regularly guide and teach packrafting to adults and schools.

Provider:  Canoe Tasmania
Maximum Numbers: 20 Participants split into two groups
Location: Derwent Valley – Derwent River
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity
Lunch: Supplied by NOEC

Experience: No previous whitewater experience required however it is an advantage. Participants will be divided into one of two groups based on prior experience and confidence. An Australian Canoeing Advanced Whitewater Instructor will be with each group.
Please Bring: suitable footwear for wearing whilst paddling (e.g. runners or wetsuit booties), wetsuit or thermals, change of warm clothes and towel, rainjacket
Equipment Supplied: packrafts, PFDs, helmets, paddles and cags

Activity Notes: Come prepared for the occasional capsize and whitewater swimming drill although the intention is to spend time on top of the water rather than in it.

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for an 8:30 am departure on The Hutchins School 21-seater bus
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 4:45 pm

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Mountain Biking – Learn sequential MTB skills

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Learn sequential MTB skills for teaching students & opportunity to experience amazing ride

Provider: Loz Stranger / Dan Firth
Maximum Numbers: 20 Participants
Location: Meehan Ranges
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity

Experience: some mountain bike experience required

Please Bring: suitable footwear and clothing for riding

Equipment Supplied: bikes and helmets

Shipwreck/Fortescue Snorkelling (half day) and Cape Hauy Walk (half day)

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Provider: Hutchins School
Maximum Numbers: 8 Participants
Location: Fortescue Bay
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity

Experience: No previous snorkelling experience required.
Equipment Supplied: wetsuits, snorkelling gear and 10-person Rigid Inflatable Boat
Please Bring: change of clothers and towel, suitable clothes for daywalk including rainjacket and warm gear plus hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Activity Notes: the group will travel on a 10-person RIB to possibly dive at Canoe Bay and other locations. The group may ultimately be dropped off to do a self-led walk back to the bus in Fortescue Bay. The distance and location of the walk will depend on how much time is spent snorkelling and travelling on the boat

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Indigenous Presenter Workshop

Tasmanian Aboriginal stories/culture/interpretation of landscape: More than 40,000 years of knowing country, is on Hobarts’ doorstep. Visit a truly ancient cultural living site, 10 times older than the pyramids.

Join Palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) guides as you journey through an ancient landscape and discover the true meaning of education in the outdoors!

Nita Education already works with more than 50 schools across Tasmania, our main focus is Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, history, sustainability and education in the outdoors.

Provider: Nita Education
Maximum Numbers: 30 Participants
Location: Shagg Bay
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $40
Duration: Half Day activity (PM)

Activity Notes: Be prepared for changing weather
Please Bring: daypack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, beanie, water bottle, suitable walking clothes and footwear plus a decent raincoat

Depart: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop (0 Campbell St, Hobart) ready for a 1:00 pm departure
Return: Hotel Grand Chancellor Bus Stop approximately 4:30 pm

Bush Adventure Therapy Workshop

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

This 1-day workshop involves participants in active and reflective experiences of bush adventure therapy. To build understanding of how BAT can support people from all walks of life, we will take some key principles and dimensions of BAT and explore them in experiential ways. Participants will have a taste of BAT from the inside out, and be involved in co-creating BAT experiences. This day will help us put theories into action and ultimately help us be more useful to the people we aspire to support. A handout of BAT ethical principles will be provided.

Provider: Adventure Works
Maximum Numbers: 20 Participants
Location: Bedlam Walls, Mt Wellington / Kunanyi
Cost: Inclusive for full delegates, additional tickets $80
Duration: Full Day activity
Lunch: Provided by NOEC

What to bring: daypack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, beanie, water bottle, suitable walking clothes and footwear plus a decent raincoat
Activity Notes: Be prepared for mountain weather and come along with a sense of adventure and some comfortable clothing
Experience: No prior experience required

About the Association

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) was established in 2006 as a national network of outdoor education associations. The organisation 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.

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