The National Outdoor Leadership School, better known as NOLS, is hosting two classes this Wintermester at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe geared at outdoor enthusiasts or anyone interested in learning crucial wilderness skills. NOLS is looked to as a leader in wilderness courses globally throughout both the recreational and professional outdoor community, and offers hands-on classes worldwide, inspiring students to become future outdoor leaders. Now, this January, they are headed to Tahoe with two Wilderness First Responder courses.
Students, faculty, and anyone in the Tahoe, Truckee, or Reno area are invited to sign up for the immersive Wilderness First Responder course from January 15-19. This week-long hybrid course teaches crucial wilderness skills and allows enrolled students to earn CPR, Epinephrine Auto-injector and Wilderness First Responder certifications. Participants will get hands-on outdoor experience and leave the class able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.
“Having my research team, graduate students and myself trained in NOLS Wilderness First Response has given me peace of mind when out in the field.” University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Vice Provost and Dean Doug Boyle, Ph.D., says. “The course has prepared us with necessary skills to respond to medical emergencies, bringing an extra layer of security when we are miles from a paved road.”
Don't wait to sign up – the Wilderness First Responder course needs twelve more participants to register before Dec. 15 to ensure it's still offered. Plus, students who register for the course will have the chance to come up to the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe to see the campus and learn more about the spending a semester at Tahoe, which offers an unmatched experience where students can take courses in a living classroom and be surrounded by a majestic mountain landscape every day all while earning a valuable and marketable Sustainability Certificate in one semester.
For an even fuller experience, participants who have signed up for this course may be able to also get lodging accommodations at the Lake Tahoe location in Incline Village during the course; lodging is limited (first come, first served), and reservations must be made by Jan. 5, 2024. You must also have proof of full course payment prior to making a reservation. Please contact University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Conference and Event Services for more information on accommodations.