The World's Most Evidence-Based Physical Education & Physical Activity Programs!

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Participation in Outdoor Adventure Activities is for ALL Students!

Date: August 17, 2022

Time: 5:00pm PT/ 8:00pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Speaker: Tari Garner, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator for the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation

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About the Webinar

Outdoor adventures curriculum is not your traditional physical education course. OA programming is designed to change young people’s lives by exposing them to the many great opportunities of the outdoors.  Adventure programming can be taught as units within your existing curriculum or as an elective course in physical education.  Participants will explore student benefits associated with OA programming as well as opportunities for school wide projects and before and after school programs. We will discuss social and emotional learning associated with outdoor adventure skills and analyze research on improved self-esteem, increased attendance, decreased discipline issues, and improved grades for students enrolled in an outdoor adventure course. Join the webinar to learn how you can implement OA programming in your school with the help of the non-profit organization Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify student benefits associated with outdoor adventure programming.
  • Understand the alignment between outdoor adventure curriculum and social and emotional learning opportunities.
  • Describe how to implement outdoor adventure programming in their school and access OTF support.

About the Speaker

Tari Garner has taught physical education and adapted physical education for 40 years and has experience with elementary through university-age students. She taught at the high school level for 19 years and was a head coach for two sports for 20+ years. Tari is a national board-certified teacher and your 2013 CD Teacher of the Year. She taught as an adapted specialist with the State School for Severely Disabled for the past two years and introduced Outdoor Adventure to students at the State School. She believes strongly in the benefits of Outdoor Adventure programming and has been fortunate to teach OA throughout her career. Tari is currently an Outdoor Adventure Coordinator for the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation. She is a past MOSHAPE and Central District SHAPE America President and has been involved in a variety of leadership positions during her career. She promotes physical education and health for all students and works to encourage an inclusive environment in all that she does. Tari is an advocate for teachers across the nation.

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