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April 2024

Saturday, April 20Saturday, April 27

[CANCELLED] Wilderness Medical Associates—Wilderness First Responder Course
169 Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment, 1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI

This course has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to everyone who registered to participate.
SOEI Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA) to host an eight-day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course, the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
This course will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 169 Larson-Juhl Center for Science and the Environment on the Northland College campus in Ashland, Wisconsin. Lunch is not included.
This course is open to anyone age sixteen or older, including Northland College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the public. Your course fee covers all instruction and course materials.

Monday, April 22Friday, April 26

Wolf River Intermediate Whitewater Paddling Adventure
Wolf River (Wisconsin)

Outdoor Pursuits has partnered with Lost Creek Adventures to offer an extended adventure trip over spring break! Join us on the Wolf River with top-notch whitewater instructor Greg Weiss, who will lead and instruct you over the course of five days on the Wolf River. Starting on flat water to practice basic skills, you will progress over the five days to catching eddies and peeling out into moving water via kayaks or canoes. All meals will be included, and cabin lodging will be provided. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
This event is open to current Northland College students, faculty, and staff.

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To keep this experience accessible, registration for this program is based on a sliding-scale fee. Choose between $165, $225, and $295. Registration will close after Sunday, April 14, or when all spots are filled, whichever is sooner.
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Participant cancellations made prior to seven (7) days before the event will result in a full refund. Cancellations after seven (7) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program director, a refund may be offered due to short-term illness or injury. If a short-term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same year only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value.

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