University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School Hosts Winter Educational Activities

Monday, November 7 2011

MCCALL, Idaho –The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School will host two winter events for outdoor enthusiasts at the McCall Field Campus.

A Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification course is scheduled Dec. 9-11. The three-day course is sponsored by the nationally recognized National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh participants on the current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. Participants will review and practice evacuation and decision-making guidelines. Additionally, participants will have opportunities to ask questions based on real life experiences and practice challenging wilderness scenarios and case studies.

The WFR recertification course also includes adult and child CPR. This course is the most popular recertification program in wilderness medicine and is ideal for current wilderness first responders and wilderness emergency medical technicians. The WFR recertification course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT continuing education units by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services.

Tuition for the course is $255; the room and board option is $345. To register, contact Sacha Jackson, MOSS registrar, at (208) 634-3918

Kids and adults may experience a free, virtual trek to the North Pole on Dec. 10 during a mini-orienteering snowshoe activity in Ponderosa State Park.

Participants will follow maps and clues to the “North Pole” to find Santa. The snowshoe excursion will be followed by hot chocolate and photos with Santa. Snowshoes will be provided. Pre-registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call (208) 634-4061 extension 180.

Sponsors include the St. Luke’s McCall Center for Health Promotion, the McCall Outdoor Science School, and Ponderosa State Park.
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