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Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: 
Using Advances in Safety Science to Improve 
Safety Outcomes for Nature Centers 

Materials for workshop on safety science & systems thinking for environmental education programs

presented at Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit, August 4, 2022

Part I


Slide Presentation 1

Part II

Slide Presentation 2

Self-Assessment: Conformity of Risk Management Infrastructure to Risk Management Models, Theories, and Systems-informed Design

Instructions for taking the self-assessment:  

  1. Click the link above to navigate to the survey.

  2. Fill in your name and the name of your organization.

  3. Answer each question be selecting a response from the drop-down menu:  Fully Met, Partially Met, Not Met, or Not Relevant.

  4. Cick the "Submit" button to submit your responses.

  5. Click the "Download PDF" button at the bottom of the results page to save a copy of your self-assessment results to your device.

Other resources that may be of interest:

Viristar Risk Management risk management training

10% off for ANCA members: enter code ANCA2022

Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure textbook

Viristar Risk Management Services flyer

Viristar education program development resources

Viristar Wilderness Medicine training

Viristar blog with additional resources for outdoor programs

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