Finally! Finally!! After 4 years of work, we are nearing completion of this massive project. We have received cover art and sample layout pages from Human Kinetics for the forthcoming text Outdoor Program Administration – Principles and Practices. D
uring the development of this text, we (Geoff Harrison & Mat Erpelding) are the co-editors of this text and have had the opportunity to both recruit and work with 31 other fantastic outdoor program professionals. In 2007, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and Human Kinetics partnered to publish a textbook specific to Outdoor Program Administration.
The 400+ page and 21 chapter textbook is organized into 4 sections – Foundations, Program Design and Implementation, Staffing Considerations, and Facilities and Programs. Like a long climb, the process has been challenging for everyone involved as the path to get to this point has spanned multiple births, job transitions, expeditions, injuries, etc. The text is expected to be released in February 2012 and will likely be used in the classroom in the Fall. Thank you to all who have helped on this important AORE resource as it will truly benefit current and emergent professionals.
We are proud to be part of such an important organization. The mission of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education is to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.
We feel strongly that this book is in direct support of the mission, and are excited to have been provided the opportunity to spearhead the project!