AORE Association News June 2015

June 2015 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 Board President……..…..…......………………………….………..…….………...5 MOU Partner Corner……………………………………………………..………………………….6 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Update..................................................7 The mission of the 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. A Unique Spring Break................……………………………………….……..................8 Access Committee Update........………………………………….…………..................11 Research and Publication Committee Update….........................................13 Awards Committee Update.......................................................................15 Members in Motion……………………………………………………………………….……....16 Vendor Member Spotlight…………………………………………………….……….….…….17 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 University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Spring Break 2015 Outdoor Connection Photo submitted by AJ Heil 1