The R&P Committee is now accepting applications for the 2013 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Research Grant. You can find additional information about qualifcations and requirements along with a link to the application form, in the Awards & Scholarships section of our site, under Association Of Outdoor Recreation and Education Research Grant.
Applications for AORE 2013 Student Scholarships are now available. You can find a link to the application form in the Awards & Scholarships section of our site, under Student Scholarships.
The AORE 2013 Conference Proposal Form is now available. You can find it in the Conference section of our site, under Educational Presentations.
The 2013 Exhibitor Registration Form is now online! You can find it in the Conference section of our site, under Sponsors and Exhibitors.
In February, the AORE signed the updated Wilderness First Aid Scope of Practices, which serves to, “… assist the lay public, outdoor program administrators, and other consumers of wilderness medicine courses in their choice of an appropriate course and credential for their programs.” This updated Scope is an outcome of countless discussions and the collaborative efforts of many, including the AORE’s 2009 conference Wilderness Medicine Roundtable.
The AORE text book Outdoor Program Administration - Practices and Principles, is now available for sale via aore.com. This is the perfect opportunity to put in your order for next fall's classes! Go to the AORE Store and download the purchase order form now!
This season, please consider giving to the AORE Annual Fund for Student and Professional Development. This is a wonderful and simple way to contribute to your association! Give Online
Thank you for a wonderful 2012 National Conference! Please see our Conference Wrap-Up summary on the conference history page!
Please check out our brand-new AORE online Store in our 'News' tab to the left! The store is powered by our partner SustainU and is where you can purchase the brown and grey AORE logo t-shirts you saw at the conference! Visit and enjoy!
AORE Dropbox: Visit the AORE account to upload your conference presentations and to view others! Visit: Dropbox (which is powered through box.com) for access to this service.
The mission of the Association 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.
Board of Directors
AORE's Board of Directors serves as volunteers for the Association and is elected by the membership. They are practitioners who have a vested interest in protecting and advancing the profession of outdoor recreation and education. AORE is a grass-roots, non-bureaucratic organization with an agenda developed by the membership. To learn more about the current AORE Board of Directors and how to become involved, please click here.
The Board of Directors maintains the Association's goals and objectives and annually develops and follows a strategic map. Committees serve two purposes: first, to provide an outlet to the membership to pursue initiatives of the membership with the support of the Board of Directors; and second, to fulfill ongoing expectations and work to maintain the Association's development as assigned by the Board. To learn more about current AORE committees and how to become involved, please click here.
The AORE National Office is currently based out of Ann Arbor, MI. It is headed by Executive Director, Jeannette Stawski. Dory Mead is the Office Manager.
AORE members are programmers, teachers, leaders, and students involved in outdoor programs. These include: college and university non-credit recreational programs and degree granting programs, military recreation, community recreation, and private outdoor schools.
AORE members enjoy networking and communication opportunities through the Association newsletter, conference proceedings, and several publications.
As an AORE member, you may wish to volunteer to work on a task force throughout the year to address critical issues that impact the field of outdoor recreation and education. Or you may wish to run for election on the AORE Board of Directors to help guide the future of the Association.
Any person or organization whose interests are consistent with the mission of the Association may become a member upon application and payment of dues. To learn more about AORE membership types and benefits, please click here.
If you're an outdoor professional from a college, university, military base, community recreation center or other not-for-profit outdoor program, the AORE conference is the year's most important event. For several days in late October and early November, outdoor professionals come together to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energize themselves for another year. The AORE conference is the gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to renew friendships and meet new people in your field. To learn more about the upcoming AORE annual conference, please click here.
The AORE conference doesn't just happen. It needs a school or organization to host the conference, and a small core group of people who are willing to provide a home for the conference and do all the work necessary to put it together. The conference is truly a grass roots effort. There's no big event company running our conference--it's every one of us, working cooperatively to make it happen.
Memorandums of Understanding
The AORE works with other organizations, programs, companies and businesses to provide member services as we meet the needs of the membership. The Association works collaboratively to provide mutually beneficial understandings and to foster long term relationships. Currently, the AORE is working alongside: National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, American Canoe Association, OutdoorEd.com, National Outdoor Book Awards, and others as well.