covid coronavirus AORE resources

Resources for the Outdoor Industry Relevant to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic

Please use the resources below with the understanding that the situation is rapidly evolving and as soon as material is produced, it is already outdated to an extent. We are curating what we can here for our members and our industry.

If you have resource suggestions we should consider, please direct them via email to Kate Pojeta, AORE Director of Programs and Technology.


DISCLAIMER: While most of these articles and websites are provided to our members from trusted and verified sources, a few are articles of interest from the private sector or lead to trusted websites linking to unaffiliated sites.  We encourage members to ALWAYS do their due diligence when taking in information and/or following recommendations and guidelines from both public and private entities.

Documents and Information Related to Reopening


Articles and Websites of Interest:

From the Outdoor Industry


Additional Articles of Interest


Industry Event Updates and Cancellations:


AORE Annual Conference 2020 - Redesigned for Virtual
Come gather around the campfire from wherever you are! 

Online Course Resources:

Association Chats - Key Takeaways Related to Coronavirus + COVID-19 Challenges


Tips for Managing Virtual Meetings [pdf]


Managing students and colleagues across time zones - scheduling virtual meeting times

  • Doodle.com - best used when you want to provide a very limited number of days/times for a group to pick from

  • when2meet.com - best sued when you are looking at a single day of open time slots or multiple days and need to see best overlaps from the group


Virtual Meeting Platforms

  • Microsoft Teams (limited as to how many you can see in one view (4)

  • Zoom (user friendly, easier platform for all users on all devices)

  • WebEx (advanced options; not quite as user-friendly as Zoom)

  • GoToMeeting (advanced options; not quite as user-friendly as Zoom)

  • freeconferencecall.com (for audio only AND video)

  • GoogleHangouts (if your company uses G Suite)


What Do We Teach Now? - article recommended by Dr. Elizabeth Andre related to current situation and courses


Teaching Tools


Be mindful of:
One thing to think about it being mindful of students privacy with all the online Zooms and hangouts. Screenshots of virtual meetings should NOT be put on social media. They disclose information about the students in a course, living environments, etc.


Advice...lead before you are led!

Past Webinar Recordings

All Association Chat recordings are available in our Online Learning portal, available to members and non-members.

Sign-in is required to access the past recordings - free to members; $5 for non-members. Once signed in, go to RESOURCES > ONLINE LEARNING.

Upcoming Webinars

AORE continues to provide programming and opportunities for virtual forums. Below are some upcoming, live online learning events. Please view our complete calendar of events here: AORE Event Calendar. 

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May

So You Want to be a Dirtbag? Navigating Seasonal Outdoor Employment [Emerging Outdoor Professionals Webinar]

May 28 2020 Often, navigating the world of outdoor recreation is complicated. From finding f...
1
Jun

Association Chat 06.01 | Trip Leader Training

Jun 1 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...
9
Jun

Public Lands of the United States: Designations, History, and Today

Jun 9 2020 The Wilderness Society would like AORE members to know about an exciting profess...
15
Jun

Advocacy Webinar | Public Lands in the United States: Curriculum Implementation

Jun 15 2020 AORE once again invites representatives from The Wilderness Society to bring&nbs...
17
Jun

Association Chat 06.17 | Teambuilding

Jun 17 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...
1
Jul

Association Chat 07.01 | Organizational Resilience

Jul 1 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...
8
Jul

Women's Professional Development Webinar: Understanding Your CliftonStrengths Profile - Module 1

Jul 8 2020 Have you ever stopped to think about what you are really good at? What types of ...
8
Jul

Conservation Careers and Networking [Emerging Outdoor Professionals Webinar]

Jul 8 2020 Ever wonder about the career options that exist in the field of conservation? Le...
17
Jul

Association Chat 07.17

Jul 17 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...
30
Jul

Association Chat 07.30

Jul 30 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...