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International Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference


About 350 participants in the 14th annual International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education (ICORE) will be on Miami University's campus Nov. 7-12.

Theme for the ICORE is "What We Learn Along the Way," representing the journey of lifelong learning through adventure, exploration, and discovery.

Academicians, program professionals, students and leaders of outdoor programs from park, university, military and community recreation organizations from the United States and 12 or more other countries are expected to attend.

ICORE 2000 will offer more than 40 educational workshops and programs, hands-on training opportunities, a career center and vendor hall exhibits. Keynote speakers for the event are Gudy Gaskill, "Mother of the Colorado Trail," who is credited with uniting volunteers and agencies in order to complete the trail 26 years ago, and Bill Irwin, author of Blind Courage, an account of his life-changing journey along the Appalachian Trail.

A variety of pre- and post-conference workshops are offered, including Wilderness First Responder re-certification, "Leave No Trace" trainer workshop, an outdoor recreation risk management seminar conducted by attorney Jim Moss, a rock rescue workshop and a full-day ropes workshop. Climbing, caving, sailing, fly fishing and orienteering trips are also offered.

ICORE 2000 is sponsored by Backpacker magazine, Coleman and the Brunton Company.

For more information, contact conference host Tim Moore of Miami’s recreational sports center at (513) 529-8157 or or go to the outdoor pursuit center online and follow the links to ICORE.


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