GEO Outdoor Education Center and Retail Shop
Get up close with nature and visit our exciting new retail destination and outdoor training center opening this spring. Located on four wooded acres just minutes from downtown Louisville in Southern Indiana, this multi-purpose facility will provide the perfect setting to shop, relax, plan your next outing and enjoy nature. The shop will sell outdoor gear and apparel for camping, hiking, backpacking, paddling and travel from top manufacturers including Lowa, Jetboil, Mountain Hardwear and Mountainsmith, as well as local and regional organizations.
The new facility, renovated almost entirely from reused, repurposed and recycled materials, will also offer trips, outdoor skill trainings, and an onsite adventure and environmental reference library.
Green Earth Outdoors provides an outdoor leadership training program for camps, youth groups, and other organizations that use volunteer, part-time or seasonal trip leaders. This program is designed to give those who lead trips in the outdoors the skills and knowledge to provide for an organized adventure, manage risk, keep the group members engaged, and provide learning and growth opportunities for the ones they lead. The curriculum is field-based and includes:
|Trip Planning||Decision Making||Emergency Procedures|
|Communication||Group Dynamics||Problem Solving|
|Basic Camping Skills||Conflict Resolution||Environmental Issues|
|Health and Safety||Teaching Skills to Others||Wilderness Navigation|
& Outdoor Hazards
Our hands on, learn-by-doing approach means your trip leaders will get the skills and experience they need to be prepared, competent, and resourceful for leading others in the outdoors.
This training is offered in a two-day format, either midweek or on a weekend to accommodate school and work schedules of participants. Sessions are conducted at your site or we can arrange a site for your group. The Outdoor Leadership Training can also be combined with a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop or a Leave No Trace Trainer Course and/or with any of the other Outdoor Skills Training modules we offer. To ensure the best learning environment, this training requires a minimum of four participants. To request pricing, please provide us your group or organization name and address, a contact name with phone number and email, any additional training you are requesting, the number of people to be trained, desired location, along with your first and second choice of dates by calling 502-475-7445 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.