Trailing Bourke, Wills and whistling kites

The canoe slips gently from the ramp into Serpentine Creek ripples. Outdoor education graduate Kerrie Jennings is on rudder duty at the back. She’s also tasked with calling instructions to a paddler who’s not been in a canoe since Wet Wet Wet was in the charts. High school camp, 1994. I’m assured this is an... Continue Reading →

Chasing shining moments

Outdoor education graduate Nick Covelli focuses on life’s silver linings; on the break of a wave, the edge of a sunset, in the moments others may deem a downer. Once, when the nature photographer and filmmaker was shooting a commercial for Queensland Tourism, one of his kayaking talents had to be taken to hospital. He... Continue Reading →

Outdoor ed’s Mob mentality

Troy Surkitt has strong ties to The Mob. In fact he’s the president. Yeah, he’s a good fella, but that’s about as close to the mafia as this mob gets. The Mob is the club of La Trobe University Bendigo’s outdoor education students, and one of the most popular clubs at the regional campus. It... Continue Reading →

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