Stephen Curtain


nature communications, guiding adventure, education outdoors consultant

Education outdoors


Nature-deficit disorder. Outdoor education. Environmental science. Well being. Science. Resilience. Collaboration. Self esteem. Sustainability.

All are connected to learning in the natural environment; education outdoors.

My teaching experience spans 15+ years, across all educational sectors:

Qualifications

  • Victorian Institute of Teaching 2018 registration
  • American Institute Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), level 1
  • Nordic and Telemark ski instructor (Australian Professional Snowsports Instructor)
  • Swiftwater Responder technician (Swiftwater Safety Institute)
  • Environmental Science (Bach Ed, Uni Melb)
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR current, 2018.
  • Outdoor Recreation trainer and assessor (TAFE Australia)


Resource development


YMCA, Outdoor School—Bogong, TAFE NSW, Rubicon Outdoors and other outdoor schools and organisations have chosen my combined digital media service and Victorian curriculum experience to produce an array of tailored and personalised education resources—from educational videos, Moodle online units to sequenced Outdoor & Environmental Studies units 1-4 digital powerpoints.

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A sample of a custom-made resource linked to Victorian Curriculum.



Outdoor Professional Developments


Skill up in a range of outdoor activities to improve your teaching practice. As a practised Outdoor Recreation trainer and assessor for 10+ years across a range of outdoor activities and related cross curriculum areas (such as social and personal capabilities, well being), I look forward to assisting teachers and other staff to (re)learn skills in their choice of the following:

  • Stand-up paddling
  • Skiing
  • Snow-shelters building and/or snow-camping
  • Flat-water canoeing
  • Bushwalking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing wall
Choose your focus from the following:

  • Risk management strategies
  • Gear preparation
  • Hard skill development
  • Weather interpretation
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Logistics
Duration: one day+

  • Date and location: as required
  • Cost per PD: $330/day/person. GST does not apply. (Paypal or invoice)
  • Numbers: 2 participants min, 4 participants max per PD.
  • Transport, catering, gear hire, accommodation and other costs may be extra.
Please phone Stephen Curtain on 0468 489 771 or email stephen@stephencurtain.com for any questions.


edgeAn especially beautiful lesson in nature, Blue Mountains. Photo: Stephen Curtain collection
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