AORE Association News December 2014

December 2014 ASSOCIATION NEWS The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education www.aore.org WHAT’S INSIDE Board of Directors + Committee Chairs……......…………………………….………....2 From the Executive Director………......………………………………………………….....4 From the National Office……..…..……......………………………….………..…………...5 MOU Partner Corner……………………………………………………………………………….6 The Purposeful Machine ..........................................................................7 The mission of AORE 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. Interview with Nathan Williams……………………………………………..................8 Access Committee Report........………………………………….…………..................10 Environmental Stewardship Committee Report.......................................11 Conference Update..................................................................................12 Members in Motion……………………………………………………………………………....14 Vendor Member Spotlight…………………………………………………….……..….…….16 National Office 1100 North Main Suite 111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 P: 810-299-2782 F: 810-299-3436 nationaloffice@aore.org www.aore.org Photo Submission by Keith Crawford Adventure Outings, Cal State University, Chico Fall 2014 Staff Orientation 1