Presentation to the Northeast Association of Experiential Education Conference

Students Scott Morris and Dakota VanTine (Adventure Education) and Professor Nate Furman (Adventure Education) co-presented at the Northeast Regional Conference for the Association of Experiential Education in Beckett Corners, Massachusetts on April 7, 2013.  Their presentation, entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching for Learning Transfer" was shared with a packed room of practitioners and academics from New England and the Mid-Atlantic areas.  The presentation included content on major (a) ideas linked to learning transfer, (b) a framework for understanding transfer influences, (c) the results of a study on valuable transferred content from Adventure Education programs, and (d) the summary of our interpretation of how to best teach for learning transfer.  A pdf of their presentation can be viewed by clicking on this link.


Trails, Rivers, Lakes and Rocks: The Opportunities and Rationale for Local Outdoor Recreation

The 2013 Green Mountain College Adventure Education Student Colloquium is coming up!  On Wednesday, April 17th, students from REC 4051 will present in Withey Lobby on topics related to local Vermont outdoor recreation, inlcluding.  These presentations are:

The Physiological Environmental, and Community Impacts of Biking by Jon Arena, Alex Goldstein, and Scott Morris

Gateway Experiences: A Comparison of Substance Abuse and Outdoor Recreation by Dakota VanTine, Derek Prill, and Pieter Van Bezooyen

Climbing: Building a Relationship of Trust by Alan Burnell, Matt Masters, and Kris Belessis

Flatwater Canoeing: An Experience Created by Humans that is Detrimental to Nature? by James Gansley, Andrew O'Neill, and Tom Paradise

Whitewater Kayaking: Its Role As A Non-Traditional Religious Experience in a World of Changing Faiths, by Alex Riordan, Toliver DiMasi, and Cameron Pall

Self Actualization Through Skiing: Is It Possible? by Emma Christensen and Nick Rushford


Presenting the Illustrious Kel Rossiter

On Wednesday, Decemeber 5th, mountaineering guide Kel Rossiter will be at Green Mountain College to present a talk called: Climbing / Life: Distinction without a Difference.  Kel owns and operates Adventure Spirit Rock, Ice, and Alpine Experiences out of Burlington, Vermont.

Check it out at 7 pm in the East Room!

Kel's Bio: After stints in the military, the corporate world, and a Zen monastery, I began my climbing career in the Pacific Northwest back in the 90’s with a summit of Mt. Adams.  Since then I have had the good fortune to climb and guide rock and ice in twelve different countries on four continents.  

I first came to the Northeast to earn an M.S. in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire, and quickly fell in love with the ecological richness, sense of scale, and feeling of community I felt in this part of the country.  After working as the Director of Georgetown University’s Outdoor Education program for three years, I returned to the Northeast to teach in Lyndon State College’s (VT) Recreation Resource department.  Four years ago, my wife Alice and I relocated to “Vermont’s West Coast,” Burlington so that I could finish up my doctoral studies at the University of Vermont and we both could pursue new career adventures.  We love living on the shores of Lake Champlain, with the Green Mountains silhouetted at sunrise and the Adirondacks silhouetted at sunset. 

In addition to partnering with private individuals and groups for adventure, I‘m also an adjunct faculty member for Vermont State Colleges and I lead trainings and expeditions for the University of Vermont, the University of New Hampshire, Champlain College, and Green Mountain College


2012 AORE Literary Award Available; Due October 22nd

The application can be found here.

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is inviting manuscript entries for the 2012 Outdoor Recreation and Education Student Literary Award. The enclosed packet of information is designed to provide you with materials that you will need to apply for the award and to understand the evaluation criteria.

Papers may be submitted in one of two different categories:

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Prizes and Expectations:

The winners from each category

  • will receive one scholarship to attend the 2012 AORE Annual Conference (in the form of reimbursement).
  • will be expected to present their paper during an educational session at the 2013 conference
  • and selected manuscripts will be included in the 2012 Edited Papers (Proceedings) of the AORE Annual Conference.

Please use and reproduce the enclosed materials as necessary. Included in the packet are:

  • Instructions on how to submit your entry
  • Application form
  • Sample Evaluation Sheets

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Student Literary Award Coordinator for 2012: Genevieve Marchand; All materials should be submitted to the AORE Student Literary Award Coordinator by October 22, 2012 at 5pm.


Thank you for your interest in the AORE Outdoor Recreation and Education Literary Award. Good luck with your entry!


2011 Green Mountain College Adventure Education Fall Block

This video is a draft of the forthcoming Fall Block video.  Starring lots of great adventure educaiton students!