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Pathfinder Outdoor Education

Joined in April 2019

About Us

Founded in 1993, Pathfinder is a non-profit offering experiential educational

programs that develop leadership, increase self-confidence, and enhance

communication through trust and team-building activities. Participants work

together to identify and achieve common goals and in the process, gain new

skills in problem-solving, resolving conflict, listening, observing, and

working effectively in a group.

 our mission:

to deliver fun, challenging adventures that help participants learn about

themselves, others and their environment.

Pathfinder is Accredited

Pathfinder has been accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) since 1998. We are the only AEE accredited organization in Florida.

 

AEE accreditation involves a rigorous review process that ensures Pathfinder is committed to quality, follows professional guidelines, and allocates resources for continuous improvement. Our accreditation means you can be confident that our programs meet the highest industry standards. Visit www.aee.org for more information.

 

Experiential Education

Experiential education is a model where one learns by doing, by actively engaging in experiences and then reflecting on learning moments that occur during that process. Pathfinder’s classes and personalized schedule support reflection and critical analysis. Participants are actively engaged in asking questions, investigating, solving problems, and learning from the natural consequences of both mistakes and successes.

 

Our Facilitators

Pathfinder facilitators bring diverse experience, engaging teaching and passion to each and every program. Their insightful assessment of your group’s needs leads to deep discussions allowing participants to transfer learning to everyday life. Laughs, smiles and encouragement just add to the experience.

 

All Pathfinder facilitators are Level II screened and approved to work in Florida public schools. All Pathfinder facilitators are extensively trained in the prevention and management of risk. Staff hold current certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, low/high challenge course facilitation, tree climbing, canoeing and lifeguarding.

 

Emotional Safety

Pathfinder focuses on all aspects of our participants’ safety including emotional safety. We ensure the learning environment is one where everyone can communicate openly, trust fellow participants, and fail forward. Pathfinder is a place for people to speak up, test out leadership skills, hear and acknowledge new voices, and grow as a person so they can contribute to your school community in a meaningful way.

 

 

Founded in 1993, Pathfinder is a non-profit offering experiential educational

programs that develop leadership, increase self-confidence, and enhance

communication through trust and team-building activities. Participants work…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

  • 1310 22nd Avenue South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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