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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below with the understanding that the situation is rapidly evolving and as soon as material is produced, it is already outdated to an extent.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.
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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.
From the Outdoor Industry
AORE Access Committee - Links to Federal Public Land Management amid COVID-19
Climbing Wall Association has a COVID-19 Resource page for climbing gyms as well as a recorded webinar *new - added 4/1*; CWA has also posted articles related to gym closures and the impact of the Families First Coronavirus on indoor climibing gyms.
Eldorado - Cleaning and Disinfecting Walls, Holds, Flooring, Ropes and Auto Belays *new - added 4/1*
Leave No Trace - Recommendations for Getting Outside
National Park Service on modifying operations and access
National Park and Recreation Association on safe use of parks and trails
Outdoor Industry Association has curated an extensive list of resources from federal and state agencies as well as personal outdoor recreation resources.
Responder Alliance Resources for COVID-19 *new - added 4/1*
The Outbound Collective on Adventuring Responsibly in the time of COVID-19
Wilderness Medical Associates COVID-19 Updates *new - added 4/1*
Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative COVID-19 Resources - includes certification extension information and links to WMEC member pages relevant to this information. *new - added 4/1*
Additional Articles of Interest
COVID-19 Cleaning Recommendations from Recreation Resource Management
How to stay active outdoors during shelter-in-place - from the San Francisco Chronicle
NORC - National Outdoor Recreation Conference (hosted by SORP - Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals) has been rescheduled for September 14-17 in Knoxville, TN.
The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, scheduled for June 23-25, are proceeding uninterrupted for now.
The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Connect show, scheduled for early June, has not yet been cancelled, but organizers are actively working on a virtual event contingency plan.
American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) - Public and Member-Only Tech Videos
Course - Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe (Elizabeth Andre); available on The Great Courses website - free trial for unlimited streaming can provide easy access to start
NC State - pending connection/link
[03.16.2020] AORE Coronavirus Webinar with Steve Smith from Experiential Consulting; this webinar is also in AORE's Members' Area - Online Learning Portal
[03.25.2020] AORE Association Chat | Challenges During COVID-19: Pivoting to Online Learning with Dr. Elizabeth Andre - recording available to members in AORE Online Learning space.
*new - section added 03.30.2020
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
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!