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The following is selection of links to organizations related to Outdoor Education.  It includes professional associations, sport specific organizations, outdoor job service sites, outdoor education literature and research sources, wilderness first aid certifiers, and other non-profits.


Professional associations which have either a direct or indirect relationship Outdoor Education include:

Society of Health and Physical Educators (Shape America)

American Camp Association

American Canoe Association

American Mountain Guides Association

Association for Challenge Course Technology

Association for Experiential Education

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

National Association for Interpretation

National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association

• National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

National Recreation and Park Association

National Science Teachers Association

National Ski Patrol

North American Association for Environmental Education

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Professional Ski Instructors of America

Sport Specific Organizations:

American Alpine Club

• American Hiking Society

American Whitewater Association

• International Mountain Biking Association

Outdoor Education Job Sites:

• Extensive Annotated List of Outdoor Jobs

Reliable Sources of Outdoor Education Information:

Guide to Outdoor Literature

• National Outdoor Book Awards


Wilderness First Aid Certification:

SOLO Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medical Associates

Wilderness Medicine Institute

Other Non-profit Organizations:

Boy Scouts of America

• Camp Fire USA

Girl Scouts of America

• National Outdoor Leadership School

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