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EOTC Conference 28-29 September 2020 

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 Opening Minds, Transforming Futures


Missed this great future-focussed conference?

DAY 1 comprised a fully interconnected series of presentations from around 5 participating regional hubs. Here are video recordings of the Keynote presentations. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did at the conference.


Adventurous Learning: Helping young people to deal with uncertainty - Dr Mike Brown



The Outdoor Classroom - Mark Jones



Whats' in a Name - Matt Matahaere



Conservation, nature, environment and COVID rethink - George Hobson



Let Them Play – Celia Hogan            






DAY 2 saw each regional hub take to the field and unpack content from the first day in unique practical contexts. Check out how the day went in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.





The Conference logo  

Designed by Keanu Townsend, this logo is a representation of education outdoors in Aotearoa, from the mountain tops, through the rivers to the sea. The green manaia/guardian represents Aoraki/Mt Cook and the pounamu/greenstone that is produced and sourced in the South Island. The red manaia/guardian is Mt Ruapehu, the red depicts the active volcanic elements that builds and changes the landscape. The mountains are believed to be ancestors of the people, this is why the guardians are shown in the mountains. The river in-between the mountains represents the Waikato river that flows from the high elevations inland to the sea. The puhoro flow of the ocean is the currents and tides that surround our islands of Aotearoa. Inside the mountains we see the ara/pathways that people create and take to experience and adventure the landscapes of Aotearoa.

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This conference was made possible by the Teacher Refresher Course Committee (TRCC). 

Course Director: Sophie Watson

Planning Committee: Maika Hemara, Jane Townsend, Brook Rapson, Chris North, Jen Davy

For more information about TRCC-supported courses please visit www.trcc.org.nz or email info@trcc.org.nz.

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