Jason Luthy, WEMT, FAWM, is one of our stellar graduates from the MS in Experiential Education program and is the owner and founder of Longleaf Wilderness Medicine in Idaho. He recently published this timely article about adhering to healthy outdoor distancing during COVID-19 for the Spokesman-Review, March 19, 2020. Your expertise is helpful and needed, Jason!
TEDx is coming to Minnesota State, Mankato, for the first time on April 17, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CST. The list of selected presenters just got announced and two of our current MS in Experiential Education students have been chosen as TEDx speakers! Our student presenters will be Abigayle Oxborough speaking on Re-evaluating Customer Service, and Elliott Floyd speaking on Nature in our Digital Age. Once again, we are blown away by the talents and leadership of our students. Congratulations Abby and Elliott!
The MS in Experiential Education program acknowledges and embraces multiple ways of knowing and learning that extend into a wide spectrum of formal and non-formal educational settings. Still, we have roots in and continuing connections to adventure outdoor learning and many of our students have been employed over the years with NOLS. The Fall 2019 issue of its alumni publication, The Leader, showcases two of our alum who are also NOLS instructors, Graham Prather and Dr. Andrew Bobilya. Graham received the 2019 Wilderness Medicine Instructor Award, having taught over 62 courses for NOLS. Andrew was featured in an article titled Alumni in Action: Taking the Classroom Outdoors. Way to go, Graham and Andrew! We are proud of your accomplishments!
The MS in Experiential Education program continued its tradition of hosting an exhibit booth at the Association for Experiential Education Conference held in Spokane, WA, Nov. 13-15, 2019, partnered this year with the Association for Outdoor Recreation & Education. There were a large number of our current students and graduates in attendance and as presenters. Among them, Mary Breunig delivered a meaningful, serious and playful Kurt Hahn Address, and Karen Warren shared an inspirational story about her journey as a woman confronting meta-narratives about gender as an ActivatEE speaker. Our amazing graduates continue to illuminate the world!
Daniel Cape is a graduate extraordinare from our MS in ExEd program, author of the book, From Experience to Creativity, creator of EPIC cards, and now presenter of this TEDxAsheville Talk on “A Deeper Understanding of Creativity” that you will greatly benefit from watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr8PhkTrx1E
We're proud to have you on our list of alum, Dan!