Take a hike

Twenty-four local high school students are about to take a hike as part of an Outdoor and Environmental Education holiday program for teens who are passionate about the outdoors and its environments.

OEE-standardLa Trobe University’s Experience Outdoor Environmental Education program (Experience OEE) is an event run by Outdoor and Environmental Education staff and students, who will accompany high school students in years 10, 11 and 12 on one of two field trips in regional Victoria.

‘Students choose either a five-day rock climbing and bushwalking journey through Kooyoora State Park or a five-day canoe journey down the Murray River,’ said Ms Kathleen Pleasants, Lecturer in Outdoor Environmental Education.

The trips will give high school students the chance to get to know current La Trobe University OEE students, who will be taking on leadership roles during the program.

Ms Pleasants said that many high school students find making important decisions about their future studies challenging, especially if they don’t fully understand how tertiary studies can help them achieve their goals.

‘Hopefully by meeting current La Trobe University students and staff in the Outdoor and Environmental Education program the high school students can get a sense of how the course can open up opportunities in professional contexts,’ she said.

‘It’s also a great way for high school students who might potentially be interested in one of the OEE courses to get a sense of what’s involved by taking part in the activities undertaken by our students as part of their degree.’


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