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National Park Service and Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Announce Emerging Leaders Program
Recipients of the program will receive a scholarship to attend the 2017 AORE Annual Conference
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – September 13, 2017 – The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and the National Park Service (NPS) have announced today the Emerging Leaders Program. To further the goal of advancing professionals and students in outdoor recreation and education, the Emerging Leaders Program will provide participants an inclusive environment to exchange information, network, and address critical issues in the outdoor field.
We are looking for individuals representing and/or serving underserved populations, who have shown a commitment to the field of outdoor recreation, with a focus on conservation or diversity, equity, and inclusion. These “emerging leaders” are individuals who can broaden the impact of their efforts through additional training and connections built within AORE and its partners. Applicants should be in their twenties, who currently hold a job in the field, or have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or are currently pursuing a graduate degree in a relevant field, and should be positioned to increase access and/or advocacy for public lands.
In 2017, the focus will be recruiting local applicants in Roanoke and nearby areas. Recipients of the program will receive a registration to the 2017 AORE Annual Conference in Roanoke, VA from Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2017.
Individuals who participate in the Emerging Leaders Program will:
Gain valuable knowledge in how to navigate, access, and succeed in outdoor leadership roles such as field course leaders, program directors, committee chairs, conference presenters, executive directors, and board of directors.
Develop a strong professional relationship with their mentor for positive role modeling, support, and guidance.
Increase confidence in their ability to lead.
Become mentors for the next generation of underrepresented populations.
To learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program, please click here.
To apply for the Emerging Leaders Program, please click here.
The association’s mission is to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs. Visit us at www.aore.org.
The National Park Service is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. Visit us at www.nps.gov.