Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

RPTA

The Environmental, Conservation &

Outdoor Education Expedition

Earn a minor in outdoor leadership while

traveling throughout North America with the E.C.O.E.E. program

 


Outdoor Education

Planning

Wilderness Leadership

Interpretation

Communication

Outdoor Adventure Recreation Management

Outdoor Living Skills

Perseverance

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E.C.O.E.E.

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Environmental, Conservation and Outdoor Education Expedition (ECOEE)

The Environmental, Conservation and Outdoor Education Expedition (ECOEE) program is a semester-long field studies program offered through the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration at Western Illinois University. Developed in 1976, the ECOEE program supports professional preparation in outdoor leadership through experiential education. While prerequisite planning courses take place in the spring semester, the actual field studies expedition occurs during the fall semester. The field studies experience focuses on principles of outdoor leadership and teaching, wilderness travel and minimum impact camping skills, outdoor adventure recreation, and environmental education and interpretation.

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ABOUT

The Environmental, Conservation & Outdoor Education Expedition (ECOEE) program is a unique, semester-long field studies program offered through the Department of RPTA.  

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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS & ALUMNI

Learn about current and past ECOEE participants, graduate assistants, and coordinators.

 

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NEWSLETTER

Read past newsletters written by ECOEE participants during their fall semester.