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Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference

January 26, 2013 CST

The Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference (TOLC) provides regional outdoor program administrators, educators, and students a unique opportunity to network, develop backcountry skills and exchange ideas associated with outdoor leadership, risk management, and environmental stewardship.

Angelo State University, Outdoor Adventures, is excited to announce that it is hosting the 2013 Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference (TOLC) on January 25-27, 2013.  This student-focused regional conference is an excellent opportunity for those within the outdoor education and recreation industry to gather and share ideas.  The educational sessions on the Saturday and Sunday of the conference will cover a variety of topics ranging from risk management procedures to empirical research findings on the effects of rock climbing on bone mineral density.

 

This year’s theme, Dynamic Adventures in a Changing Environment, puts a focus on the ever changing environment in which our programs take place.   Natural disasters, the fiscal environment, and technology have all had an impact on outdoor education / recreation programming.  This three-day event provides the opportunity for practitioners and students to gather and discuss their adaptions on a local scale.

 

Highlights Include:

  • Friday, January 25, 2013
    • Light activities at the ASU Lake House Facility
    • Programmatic tour of ASU’s Outdoor Adventures
    • Entertainment provided by Manny Campos and Joshua Heimbecker
    • Saturday, January 26, 2013
      • Educational sessions
      • Career center
      • Adventure Race
      • Dutch Oven competition
      • Keynote speaker
      • Sunday, January 27, 2013
        • Educational sessions (practicum-based)

 

Please visit www.angelo.edu/tolc for the full schedule and to register!  Follow the social scene on Facebook and Twitter (#TOLC2013). 

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