Outdoor Skills Courses and Certifications


Courses and Certifications
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Wilderness First Responder January 4 - 11, 2020         

December 20, 6:00 p.m.


The OAP is partnering with the Center for Environmental Studies to offer the following courses in the Spring 2020. Register for them today!

Mountains and glaciers in Patagonia, Chile

ENVS 360, Section 001- Outdoor Programming

Instructor: Karl Schmidt, kmschmidt@vcu.edu

Monday/ Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Capacity: 24

This course is designed to provide students with information and practical experience required to successfully design, promote, implement, and evaluate outdoor experiential programming across a range of contexts.

ENVS 260, Section 001- Outdoor Leadership

Instructor: Joey Parent, parentaj@vcu.edu

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Capacity: 24


Outdoor Leadership Instructor: Joey Parent, parentaj@vcu.edu

Saturday and Sunday April 25 - 26

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Capacity: 12

The River Safety and Rescue class teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques and simple rescues of recreational paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Fundamental techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as entrapments and pins are also taught. This course is aimed at whitewater boaters interested in learning fundamental river rescue skills.

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