Incorporating Environmental Education Into Mountaineers Trips


Incorporating Environmental Education Into Mountaineers Trips - Online Classroom

Online webinar on the inclusion of environmental education into trips with Jeff Baierlein

  • Casual

6:30pm - 8:00pm PST via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees the day of the session.

Learn how to provide meaningful and effective environmental education experiences during Mountaineers expeditions.

We’ll explore the theory and design principles behind effective environmental education. And we’ll look at examples of how environmental learning can be integrated into outdoor trips when leaders are not professional naturalists, and where trips are not focused on conservation.

You’ll learn how to go beyond LNT and trailside natural history to address values, environmental issues, and action strategies, using balanced, research-based best practices.

Participants will create an outline of how and when to include environmental activities in their next Mountaineers trip, and share ideas with other attendees about activities and sequences.

Participants will be provided additional resources for learning more.


Jeff Baierlein (he/him) is a consultant and trainer on outdoor recreation and education, risk management, and nonprofit leadership. Jeff directs the consultancy Viristar, providing safety, curriculum design, and strategy services to adventure, travel, wilderness and experiential programs world-wide.

Jeff is a former member of the Mountaineers, and has over 1000 field days leading mountaineering, sailing, paddling, backpacking, canyoneering and caving expeditions up to three months in length. He served as Executive Director of Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School and Director of Education Services of NatureBridge-Olympic.

Jeff is the author of Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure. He is an outdoor safety expert witness and has provided consulting and training to organizations in over 45 countries on six continents. Jeff lives on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Seattle.

LEad Image: Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative. Photo by Peter Dunau


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Computer or device (preferably with a speaker and camera), as well as high-speed internet.

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