Fanastic! Kira and Elyse made this sometimes overwhelming topic fun and accessible.
— Workshop Attendee

As we have been building OTA, we too often would meet administrators, field staff or volunteers who all had the same question:

"How do I help?"

We've partnered up with the folks at The Avarna Group to offer services to help provide an answer.

For further information about these services, please email info@outthereadventures.org.  


Presentations, Trainings and publications

Publications

Rylander, E. & Breunig, M. (in press). Navigating the Rapids of Social Justice Pedagogy. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education. 

Breunig, M. & Rylander, E. (2016). Beyond training for tolerance: More than "just" leadership and learning. In H. Prince, B. Humberstone & K. Henderson (Eds.), International handbook of outdoor studies. Routledge, London, UK. 

Rylander, E. (2016) I'm Fired Up: OUT There Adventures Founder Says Outdoor Industry Must Be More Queer-inclusive*. SNEWS Outdoor

Rylander, E. (2017) Opinion: We need to stop gendering everything. SNEWS Outdoor. 

Salabert, Shawnté. (2017) Trailblazers: Elyse Rylander of OUT There Adventures. Modern Hiker. 

Presentations

Association for Experiential Education

  • 2013, Gender inclusive spaces: What are they and how do we create them at camp and in the woods? 
  • 2014, Expanding risk management: Mitigating emotional and social risk for LGBTQ youth
  • 2015, Because there's nothing straight about nature: Connecting queer social justice and experiential education

Wilderness Risk Management Conference

  • 2015, Rejecting the binary: The benefits of considering emotional risk of LGBTQ participants
  • 2016, Rejecting the binary: The benefits of considering emotional risk of LGBTQ participants

Trainings

YMCA of Snohomish County

Cocoon House

Northwest Outward Bound School 

Big City Mountaineers

YMCA at Camp Orkila

North Cascades Institute