Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a basic wilderness survival and adventure first aid course on October 19, valid for a member of the Glen Helen Nature Preserve (a $150 value)
- $89 for a basic wilderness survival and adventure first aid course on October 19, valid for a nonmember (a $175 value)
Divided equally between an indoor interactive lecture and scenario-based learning out on the trails, this 10-hour course equips up to 30 participants with the knowledge and tools to respond to a first aid emergency in the wilderness. Participants pick up the basic skills of purifying water, preparing ignition sources, and fabricating shelters and stretchers, earning themselves certification in CPR and primary and secondary care by the end of the day. The course starts promptly at 8 a.m. and lets out at 6 p.m.
Eco Expedition Educators
The hale and hearty team of instructors at Eco Expedition Educators boast an array of titles and certifications, including wilderness EMT, combat veteran, firefighter, master scuba diver trainer, sail boat captain, and U.S. Coast Guard medic—and there are only four of them on staff.
When participants take classes at Eco Expedition Educators, they gain an in-depth understanding of how to get themselves out of Mother Nature's toughest scrapes. Each guided expedition introduces novices to sticky situations they might encounter when outdoors, then equips them with the knowledge needed to escape unscathed or at least survive long enough to whittle a cellphone out of tree bark.