In 2016, The Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group will publish "The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies". The "first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches that constitute the broad field of outdoor studies, including outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure education, environmental studies, physical culture studies and leisure studies."
Chapter 16, "Beyond training for tolerance in Outdoor Experiential Education: More than just leadership", was co-authored by OTA's Executive Director Elyse Rylander. "I am very pleased that the work being done in the field of outdoor studies regarding social justice is not losing steam," Elyse said, "but there is still much work to be done."
The intersection of the queer experience and outdoor studies is an area that still needs vast time and attention. Through both publications such as this that will reach broadly, as well as situations that create change on a more intimate scale, Elyse hopes this work will continue to grow rapidly.
For more information about the book, Elyse's chapter, or her work on the intersection of the queer experience and outdoor studies you can reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up the great work Elyse!