Friday, August 29, 2008

School District Implements Project Adventure to Support MCAS Turn Around

North Andover, MA

Project Adventure is working closely with Kevin Hutchinson, Assistant Superintendent in North Andover, MA and his team of educators, parents and students to assess the culture and climate of the school environment.

A long time Project Adventure advocate, Hutchinson contacted PA to support the development of a positive school culture and climate and to assess the social and emotional landscape at North Andover.

The North Andover Citizen newspaper and Wicked Local Webnews detail the MCAS results and the leadership strategy to improve.

Project Adventure's Consulting Team is lead by Larry Childs and Jane Panicucci.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Achieving Fitness Symposium - Oct. 10, 2008 Marlborough MA

"There is cutting edge research explaining the profound impact that physical activity has on the brain's ability to learn, and on an individual's ability to manage behavior. Yet, scientists struggle with how to make exercise fun. That is a terrible miss, and hte use of adventure and play is the simple solution." Jane Panicucci, Vice President PA


Achieving Fitness-An Adventure Approach - Practitioner Symposium
October 10, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marlborough MA
A full day symposium exploring the following questions:
How can I infuse an existing fitness program with activities that engage everyone?
How can physical activities enhance my afterschool program, my academic classroom, or my
therapeutic/alternative school?
What are the social components of an effective program?
Can exercise make my students smarter?
Who should attend? Physical Educators, Recreation Therapists, Principals and Adminstrators,
Program Directors, Curriculum Coordinators, Therapeutic Treatment and Program Directors, Fitness Professionals, After School Professionals, Youth Development Specialists and anyone who is new to adventure or experienced but looking for new ideas.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Project Adventure and Upcoming Conferences

We are happy to announce our 2008-2009 Conference Schedule. Conferences are a great place to meet PA trainers, consultants and implementation specialists. You can also preview our newest books or look at some of our classic titles.

Also, take advantage of a our attendance at a conference in your area to schedule a one-on-one consultation or have a customized training at your school or agency at a reduced rate (because you save on travel)!

Do you know about a conference, regional meeting or seminar where the audience would benefit from:

  • Engaging, exciting and active presentations?
  • Content that is brought to life though experiential and adventure methods?
  • Teambuilding and community building?
  • Keynote or plenary sessions that are engaging, fun and make connections between activity, cognition, behavior, health and wellness?

Let us know! Contact Beth Wonson ( or call 805-556-0895!

We hope to see you at one of the great conferences below: