AORE and Viristar Announce Partnership to Bring Risk Management Training to Outdoor Recreation and Education Professionals

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – May 12, 2021 – The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) announced a collaboration between AORE and Viristar to bring training courses on risk management to AORE‘s community of outdoor recreation and education professionals.

AORE will be making available comprehensive, four-week trainings to its community members at a discount, increasing the accessibility of training opportunities to its independent school members.

Jeannette Stawski, Executive Director of AORE, stated, We‘re very pleased to make these training opportunities available AORE members. The AORE community values safety in outdoor recreation and education, and these courses will further support our members in providing high-quality programs with excellence in risk management.

The trainings, facilitated by Viristar, will help AORE members successfully navigate safety challenges.

The rigorous courses are four weeks long. They combine online self-study with group work and seminar-style video-conference calls. Topics include safety culture, best practice standards, COVID-19, systems thinking, and more.

Viristar Director Jeff Baierlein stated, We are delighted to bring our comprehensive safety trainings to the AORE community. A variety of outdoor recreation and education groups have improved the safety and quality of their programs through taking the Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course, and we know that AORE members will find great benefit in the trainings as well.

Individuals wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an outdoor risk management training at a discount can learn more at

AORE, founded in 1993, is the premier organization dedicated to serving the needs of recreation and education professionals in non-profit settings. Through providing a wide variety of networking, professional development, career advancement, and advocacy opportunities and activities, AORE fosters a vibrant community where everyone can connect to the outdoors.  With over 700 members across the USA and beyond, AORE empowers leaders to connect people to the outdoors through recreation and education experiences.

Viristar provides consulting and training services to experiential, outdoor, education and non-profit organizations world-wide. Viristar has provided its acclaimed risk management trainings for outdoor recreation and education professionals in 20 countries on four continents, as well as safety audits and program design services for outdoor programs world-wide.