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below with the understanding that the situation is rapidly evolving and as soon as material is produced, it is already outdated to an extent.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.

QUESTIONS about our call for proposals as it relates to current events and the status of our 2020 conference? Read on HERE!

Articles and Websites of Interest:

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

Additional Articles of Interest

Industry Event Updates and Cancellations:

Online Course Resources:

Past Webinar Recordings

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. 


Association Chat 4.6 | Wilderness Medicine/Certifications

Apr 6 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...

AORE Webinar: Reflections and Idea Sharing for Earth Day

Apr 8 2020 The Environmental Stewardship Committee will be releasing a worksheet for outdoo...

Association Chat 4.15 | Land Management Panel - Coronavirus Challenges

Apr 15 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...

Advocacy Webinar | Public Lands in the United States: A Curriculum Introduction

Apr 22 2020 AORE is bringing representatives from The Wilderness Society together to share i...

Association Chat 4.24

Apr 24 2020 Join AORE Leadership and members as we come together to discuss industry current...

Association Chat 4.30

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

Webinar: Savvy Women Save for Success

May 13 2020 Even when it doesn't seem like you have much to work with, developing the saving...

Emerging Outdoor Leaders Webinar | Transforming Youth Outdoors

May 13 2020 Details coming soon!

AORE Webinar: Initial Finding of Census Data Collection of Campus Outdoor Programs

May 13 2020 This webinar by AORE's Research and Publications Committee will present the...

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 ...

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

*new - section added 03.30.2020

Tips for Managing Virtual Meetings [pdf]

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

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

  • - 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)

  • (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!