Outdoor Leadership Program

Fall 2020 Outdoor Leadership Program

Learn about Outdoor Leadership with us! The program is designed to provide participants a foundational understanding of outdoor leadership. To complete the program candidates must complete the eight 1.5 hour educational clinics and participate in 2 Maine Bound trips/clinics. Upon completion, you will be invited on a capstone backpacking and canoe expedition with your graduating cohort and receive a certificate in Outdoor Leadership. This program does not earn academic credit.

Topics Include:

  • History of Outdoor Education
  • Facilitation & Debriefing Skills
  • Teaching & Lesson Planning
  • Leadership Styles
  • Group Dynamics
  • Decision Making
  • Risk Management
  • Communication & Feedback

Class meets Tuesdays 5:30-7pm, September 15th- November 10th. No class on Oct 13th (Fall Break)

An overnight Capstone Expedition will take place on November 7th and 8th, 2020.

Program Cost:

The registration fee for one MB trip and clinic of your choice

Capstone Expedition Fee: $20

Applications Due:
September 4th, 2020

Invitations to join the class will be sent: September 8th, 2020

Please submit the application online on this Google Form.

Questions? Contact Beth Jackson, 207-581-1710 beth.jackson@maine.edu

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Canoeing on a river in the fall

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