AORE Partner News August 2015

AORE PARTNER NEWS Celebrating AORE Partner Initiatives August 20, 2015 Inside this issue: SIET 2 ACA 3 4 OOPS 5 NOBA 5 AEE 6 Keep reading to learn more about our other great partners! Dear AORE Members and Friends, Greetings from the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education! I hope this email finds you enjoying your summer while taking some time to get out of the office and soak up some sun. It has been a busy couple of months for AORE with the hiring of a new National Office staff member, mid-year Board of Directors meetings, and planning for the 2015 Annual Conference which runs November 18-20 in Atlanta, GA. Our partners highlighted in this newsletter have stayed busy as well! In this issue, you will find our partner’s current activities and research, updates on organizational events and an announcement of our newest Strategic Partner, the Association for Experiential Education. As you read more, you will also find requests for your help through information sharing, technology announcements, organization updates and educational research news. This sharing of information highlights our common goal of addressing issues relevant to the outdoor industry. Our partners represent a variety of industries and all work towards the goal of enhancing awareness and access to outdoor recreation and education, complementing the AORE mission and our membership’s interests. As you enjoy the summer months at home, in the field or on vacation, we encourage you to continually enjoy all the outdoor activities and be mindful of your role in environmental stewardship. Sincerely, Emily Thomas Assistant Director and Membership Manager, AORE