This well-researched, informal presentation looks at women adventures from the 1800s to the present. Learn about women you can use in your teaching and everyday conversation. Women highlighted include indigenous women, women of color, and physically challenged women as well as women from a variety of economic class backgrounds. Explore what motivated these adventurers and leaders, why some never recorded their adventures, and why others wrote about them 20 or more years later.
Presenter Bio: Denise Mitten, PhD is the Chair of the Masters in Adventure Education at Prescott College and on the PhD faculty for their Education for Sustainability Program. She is also a widely experienced adventure guide, from SCUBA to mountaineering, she has led climbs on Mt. McKinley, in the Swiss Alps, and in the Himalayas and has guided raft and kayak trips down the Colorado, Green, and Rio Grand Rivers. She has taught rock climbing, skiing and whitewater canoeing, and led bicycle trips in Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S.