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 a group of 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
  • Sheree Mullen – Content Manager and Digital Marketing
  • David Maskell – Videography and Tech Support
  • Maddie Malone – Tertiary Education Advocacy and Relationships
  • Henry Friend – Production Manager and Paddle sports Representative
  • Ellen Barker – Organisational Strategist
  • Tim Entwistle – Newest member since October 2022

“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 interactive forum we plan, research and facilitate a bi monthly discussion pertinent to outdoor professionals teaching and learning in nature.