If you’re a practicing or aspiring outdoor educator, you know that learning to lead groups in two different skill areas is a professional advantage. This course will prepare you to do just that, giving you the chance to learn how to lead on land and sea.
Your classroom for the sea kayaking section is Prince William Sound with its plentiful wildlife and booming tidewater glaciers. Using either Whittier or Valdez as a starting point, you’ll learn how to glide along the coast in a sea kayak and have a chance to practice your teaching skills in some of the most beautiful parts of the Sound.
For the backpacking portion of the course, you’ll be in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Talkeetna Mountains, or the Kenai Mountains.
In this land of tundra and rocky passes, you’ll work with our veteran educators to learn skills such as risk management, ration planning, and program supervision. By the end of this expedition, you’ll be better equipped to teach, lead, and explore, whether in a boat or on foot.
and Sea Kayaking
18 and over (Average Age: 26)
Qualified practicing or potential outdoor educators
"I have so many wonderful memories from my NOLS
course: Waking up every morning to the wild beauty of Alaska, finding
creative ways to keep laughing and dry after many days of rain,
paddling through ice and camping near the base of a tidal glacier,
getting to know a diverse group of people, and learning how to function
as a cohesive and effective expedition."
Prince William Sound Sea Kayaking, 2002
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