Teaching Tomorrow's Leaders Today

The Wilderness Education Association was founded in in 1977, and exists today to equip both outdoor leaders and the general public with the judgment and decision-making skills needed to safely enjoy wilderness areas.

Through the WEA, Outdoor leaders and educators can register in the International Registry of Outdoor Educators and Leaders, while outdoor programs can become accredited through the autonomous Commission on Outdoor Education and Leadership.

Perhaps most importantly, the WEA brings together outdoor educators and leaders from around the world at its annual gathering. This year, the 2014 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership took place at the University of Utah Guest House in Salt Lake City, UT in February. Save the date for the 2015 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership. The Conference will be held in Norman Oklahoma February 7-9, 2015.

WEA Mission

The mission of the Wilderness Education Association is to promote and support the professionalism of outdoor education and leadership by establishing standards through curriculum design, implementation, advocacy, and research-driven initiatives.

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Conference Updates

2015 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership

Registration and program details coming soon!

February 8-10, 2015
NCED Conference Center & Hotel,
Norman, OK


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WEA News

JOREL 5(3) Published

WEA Japan hosts first conference

WEA Grad receives Scoutings' highest honor


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