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Speaking from Experience: Four Steps to Better Risk Management
Dr. Angie Moline is faculty member at Northern Arizona University and has taught scientific field courses across the west and southwest. As a risk management consultant focusing on academic field research Angie has identified Four Key Steps to managing risk in any outdoor setting. In reviewing other programs Angie has found that academic field research is often carried out with few of the standard operating policies and procedures that many outdoor programs utilize. Academic field research risk management has a lot of catching up to do and Angie is helping to elevate the standards.
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Important Equipment Recalls
A series of equipment recalls was announced on May 16 by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you are using any of this gear, please check the recall notices closely to see if it applies to you.
- Rocky Mountain Recalls Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard
- SCOTT Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Via Ferrata Climbing Equipment Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Camming Climbing Devices Due to Fall Hazard
- Black Diamond Recalls Climbing Ascenders Due to Fall Hazard
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|Recreation Therapy Summer Camp Staff||Bradford Woods Outdoor Center||
|Spring 2017 Adventure Education Specialist||Bradford Woods Outdoor Center||
|Professional Outdoor Instructor - Spring||Bradford Woods Outdoor Center||
|Spring 2017 Environmental Education Specialist||Bradford Woods Outdoor Center||
|Spring 2017 Retreat Specialist||Bradford Woods Outdoor Center||
|Outdoor Educator & Private Group Facilitator||Circle F Dude Ranch Camp||
|Challenge Course Specialist||YMCA Camp Chingachgook - Outdoor Center||
|CATCH Afterschool Substitute Faciltator||Keystone Science School||
|AmeriCorps Environmental Steward position||Maine Conservation Corps an AmeriCorps Program||
|Outdoor Excursions Program Coordinator||University of California - Riverside||
|Associate Director of the Indian Brook Wilderness Program||Farm and Wilderness Foundation||
|Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, OAC (8076)||Idaho State University||
|Program Guide||Pacific Quest||
|Bay Area Logistics Manager||Outward Bound California||
|River Program Field Intern||Environmental Traveling Companions||
|Outdoor Education Program Director||Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah||
|Keystone Science School Cafeteria Chef I||Keystone Science School||
|Waterfront Director||Clearwater Camp for Girls||
|Wilderness Leader - CIT Program||YMCA Camp Chingachgook - Outdoor Center||
|Program Intern - Peru||The School for Field Studies||
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AEE Journal Article: Multiple Methods for Identifying Outcomes of a High Challenge Adventure Activity
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into what occurs in moments of high challenge within participants during an outdoor adventure education (OAE) program. Given the inherent risk and remote locations often associated with OAE programs, it has remained challenging to measure selected psychological constructs while the program is taking place. This study utilized qualitative methods including in situ data collection techniques and quantitative inquiry methods to identify and determine what is happening to participants before, during, and after a high challenge activity—rappelling. The results of this study identified five salient themes that emerged as important constructs for OAE participants and are useful to consider as researchers and OAE practitioners design and implement high challenge activities. Further analysis and discussion about the importance of these themes are discussed at length.