Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sign up now for courses in Wilderness Medicine!

We are pleased to announce a schedule for our suite of wilderness first aid courses at Mount Rainier National Park this summer! These courses will be offered to our volunteers at a significantly reduced rate thanks to our partnership with the Student Conservation Association and a major grant from Boeing.

Based on your feedback, we've secured instructors (from Aerie Backcountry Medicine), locations (the Community Building and Campground in Longmire) and dates (see below) for 4 courses this season:

Wilderness First Aid July 12 - 13 (2 days)

Wilderness First Aid July 26 - 27 (2 days)

Wilderness Advanced First Aid August 14 - 17 (4 days)

Wilderness First Responder September 7 - 14 (8 days)

Please register online at the appropriate link listed above (or see all current listings at These classes are first come, first served and we expect that at least the WFA classes will fill, probably with waitlists.

There are no prerequisites for any of the classes, so if you have the interest and time available, I strongly encourage you to consider WAFA or WFR. All of Aerie's courses are fun, thorough and provide an intense, hands-on educational experience.

We will provide camping space in the Longmire Campground and all meals during the courses. Costs are listed on the registration pages and will be payable in advance to hold your spot. More details regarding payment and packing lists will follow once the classes fill. Please note that we need a minimum of 12 to run any of the classes and maximum class size varies by course, but space is limited. These courses are for adults only and are intended to provide professional development opportunities for our committed pool of fabulous volunteers.

Thanks again for your support of and on-going interest in the Mount Rainier Volunteer program! Happy trails and please be safe out there -- jill

Jill Baum
Program Director
SCA Mount Rainier Recovery Initiative

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