Outdoor and Environmental Education

Outdoor and Environmental Education (A/T/M/R)

Outdoor & Environmental Education provides students with skills and knowledge to understand the role of the environment in mental health and physical wellbeing. It allows students to safely and respectfully participate in physical activity in diverse outdoor environments via skiing, surfing, canyoning and other excursions, and to understand the concept of discriminating between risk and challenge and to develop social and leadership skills. Students develop insights into environmental sustainability, particularly in local contexts.

The study of Outdoor and Environmental Education provides pathways to further study in both tertiary and vocational areas as well as providing foundations for life-long enjoyment of the outdoors and respect for the environment.