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Rocky Mountain Education Center



Outdoor Education

Wilderness First Responder Recert Class
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Wilderness First Responder Recert Class

$425

The Hybrid WRC format offers 8 hours of self-paced, online instruction followed by two consecutive days in the classroom. The online component is hosted on CANVAS®, a cloud-based classroom and powerful learning management system that allows individual students to work at a personalized pace. The online material consists of reading assignments, case studies, videos, photos, animations, quizzes, and a midterm exam and is available approximately 1 month before the in-person classroom section.  

The hybrid format works best for self-motivated individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop, and high-speed internet. This instructional format provides opportunities for course participants to learn at their own speed, during their most convenient times, in their own space.

During the classroom section, course participants integrate their knowledge via drills, skill stations, scenarios, simulations, and discussions with the same instructor team that support them during the online component.

Registration for the Hybrid WRC includes both the online and classroom sections.

Students will get access to the online learning modules at least one week prior to in-person field days. All modules must be completed by June 1 (first in-person day) in order to participate in the field portion.

Unsure if you qualify for the WRC course? Email john.leintz@rrcc.edu with questions.

Wilderness First Aid

$305
Calendar Jul 12, 2024 at 9 am

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

Wilderness First Responder
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Wilderness First Responder

$745

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the standard level of medical training for professional outdoor recreation industry field staff that work multi-day, overnight trips in remote environments, military, technical rescue personnel, and those working in disaster relief. Our comprehensive, contextual, and practical curriculum has gained popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, endurance athletes, and adventure travelers who push their boundaries in remote areas with limited resources, unreliable communication, and the potential for delayed or self-rescue. 

Please Note: Students will get access to the hybrid learning modules on May 28th. All modules must be completed by July 15 (the first in-person day) in order to participate in the field portion. Also, there will be a night scenario on July 18th that will go until 8 PM.

Naturalist Training

$1,070
Calendar Aug 20, 2024 at 1 pm

The Naturalist Training is a one-of-a-kind adult training program highlighting the plants, animals, and ecosystems of the Colorado Front Range. Topics of study include botany, ecology, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and conservation in Colorado. Meets the requirements ofor the Denver Audubon Naturalist Certification.

Please note: requires one weekend meeting (not overnight) on 10/19-20.

Wilderness First Responder
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Wilderness First Responder

$745
Calendar Sep 13, 2024 at 8 am

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the standard level of medical training for professional outdoor recreation industry field staff that work multi-day, overnight trips in remote environments, military, technical rescue personnel, and those working in disaster relief. Our comprehensive, contextual, and practical curriculum has gained popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, endurance athletes, and adventure travelers who push their boundaries in remote areas with limited resources, unreliable communication, and the potential for delayed or self-rescue. 

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are on 9/13-15 and 10/4-6

Avalanche Level I

$445

with Sally Cirincione

Calendar Dec 13, 2024 at 8 am

The AIARE 1 is a three-day / 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazard management. Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, understand basic decision-making while in the field, and learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).

Equipment to borrow is available at no cost (snowshoes, transceivers, probes, shovels, warm weather clothing). Friday will be at the Lakewood Campus, and Saturday & Sunday will be in the field at Rocky Mountain National Park.  

RECOMMENDED BOOKS (RRCC Bookstore):

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain - 3rd Edition, by Bruce Tremper

https://shorturl.at/bqWXZ

Snow Sense, by Jill Fredston

https://shorturl.at/GPW39 

 

For more info, contact: John.Leintz@rrcc.edu or sally.cirincione@rrcc.edu 





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