How Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventure Go Hand-in-Hand

Earlier this fall, Aaron Pomerance from Alpenclimb talked with Head of School Danny O’Brien about the role of outdoor adventure in education. Alpenclimb is an online community that makes the outdoors more accessible to those looking to adventure and go outside.

Here’s some of what Danny had to say in his conversation with Aaron:

O’Brien said that unlike other educational programs, HMI and other experiential learning organizations put real pressure on their students. He explained that students are placed in scenarios where if they mess up—on a multi-week wilderness expedition, for example—the consequences are real. However, he added, when students achieve, as they often do, the feeling of accomplishment is so empowering.”

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