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A resource for women in Outdoor Education and Recreation

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Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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Thanks to...

Thanks to these organisations for the scholarship that provided the money to set up the website:


·         Recreation Training Queensland (RTQ)

·         Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF)

·         Department of Local Government Planning, Sport and Recreation, Queensland

To read about the Outdoor Recreation Cadetship Scholarship and the other 2008 QORF Award Winners, go here.

Thanks to the Department of Employment Training and the Arts for funding for the Outdoor Recreation Cadetship which allowed 25 Queenslanders, including myself, to complete the Diploma in Outdoor Recreation.  Thanks also to the trianing providers, The Outlook and Sunshine Coast TAFE.

Thanks to Nick McIntosh for the fantastic web design and ongoing technical support, even if it is over cups of tea.

Thanks to these people and organisations for support of the website in its initial stages: 

·         Outdoor Educator’s Association of Queensland

·         Outdoors WA

·         Victorian Outdoor Education Association

·         Tasmanian Outdoor Education Teachers Association

·         Brisbane Girls Grammar School

·         The Gap State High School, Brisbane

·         Heidi Smith - University of Tasmania - Centre for Human Movement

·         Sport and Recreation Tasmania

·         Kindilan Outdoor Education and Conference Centre

·         Australian Womensport and Recreation Association

·         Womensport Queensland

·         Chris Brazel - Change 4U

·         Outward Bound

·         Brent Cuthbertson - Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada - School of Outdoor Recreation

·         Nina Roberts - San Francisco University - Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism

·         Phillip Payne - Monash University

·         Rob Mousley - www.surfski.info

And finally thanks to my partner, Dave, for being a website widow, and my Mum and Dad for letting me use their computer to start everything off!

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