AORE connects its members and partners to high quality and innovative professional development programs, tools, and trainings, ensuring that professionals have access to the education, resources, and emerging practices necessary to be successful. 

AORE ABROAD is a partnership between AORE and Explornatura.

In operation for over 20 years, Explornatura is a Costa Rican tourism industry leader in adventure, cultural, and nature-based activities. As part of their commitment to healthy recreation and the enjoyment of nature, Explornatura has decided to promote the formation of an Outdoor Recreation Association (Asociación de Educación y Recreación al Aire Libre, AERA) in Costa Rica. This association will be chaired by the General Director of Explornatura, Massi Devoto Chen and as inspired by AORE its purpose will be to continuously improve the performance of outdoor activities that promote community health and well-being, economic development, and environmental awareness and responsibility.

Inauguration of the National Congress on Outdoor Education and Recreation Costa Rica 2022

Jeannette Stawski, Executive Director of AORE, Mike Doyle, Executive Director of Center for Innovative Leadership, Tony Stafford, Director of Campus Recreation at Willamette University and Mitch Hoffman, Outdoor Program Director at University of Minnesota presented about AORE, the value it provides to outdoor facilitation, who we serve, and how we do our work. Over 30 professionals who work in tourism, recreation, fitness, wellness, and government in Costa Rica came together to learn about the creation of AORE for Costa Rica.

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