OTB Episode #2: Josh Meyer - (17+ years) Portable Props, Processing 'Failure,' Practicing Reflection, Team Builder Energy, Programming Tips, Stuck on a Bus!
You can email Josh if you have questions: email@example.com
Silver Bullets, by Karl Rohnke (this link is to the 25th anniversary edition - some new content added since the first edition from 1984)
The Association for Experiential Education (check out the Professional Development tab for local and international conference information)
The National Challenge Course Practitioners Symposium - NCCPS (this event is now called the UnConference)
Interested in Wilderness Therapy? Thought you might want to check out this podcast:
Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy
Josh mentioned the activity ZOOM. Here is a SHORT DESCRIPTION
You can pick up your copy of the book at TRAINING WHEELS
Here's a nice MUSICAL VISUAL tour of the ZOOM pages to get the idea
Community building activities using 15-foot lengths of 1-inch tubular webbing:
The Revised and Expanded Book of Raccoon Circles
Playing with a Full Deck: 52 Activities Using a Deck of Cards
Josh shared with us his Matrix of Activities (thanks Josh) - he uses this when programming and keeps it in his back pocket in case he needs some ideas in the moment:
Josh mentioned the Green Glass Door activity (some people call these 'All In' puzzles). He also mentioned we need to be very careful with these so we don't push people away from the group instead of drawing them in. Emphasize that the idea is to keep trying and looking for the clues that will help you be successful. Here is a description to GREEN GLASS DOOR.
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