Greetings and Salutations

Inside the OutHaus is a community forum designed to connect the outdoor education community. Originally established to support the mental health of outdoor leaders, teachers and instructors during the Covid pandemic, it has now metamorphosed into a webinar tackling the burning questions of the outdoor community.

OutHaus Oligarchs are the dedicated volunteer team who manage the conversation and coordinate the needs of members. We represent five passionate outdoor educators who are inspired about connecting people from our remote workplaces to chat, challenge, inspire and motivate in this new time.

  • Pete Smith – Founder, Orator and Telemarker
  • Ellen Barker – Research and Organisational Strategist
  • David Maskell – Videography and Tech Support
  • Sheree Mullen – Content Manager and Digital Marketing
  • Henry Friend – Production Manager and Paddle sports Representative

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us right.” –Henry David Thoreau

Teaching a group of USC students on the Noosa River Queensland when this white bellied sea eagle flew over with the fish clasped in its talons,
illustrating the true power of nature based learning
. (P.Smith Collection)

In this fun forum we present a weekly webinar on a pertinent topic relevant to educators who work facilitating and teaching outdoors.