Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator with WFR

Credit: Charles Zwick

Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator with WFR

This course explores the high peaks of Wyoming, where you’ll refine the teaching and leadership skills needed to work as a professional outdoor educator.

In the backcountry, you and your coursemates will be responsible for teaching much of the curriculum, from natural history to conflict resolution. You’ll be challenged to experiment with different teaching styles as your peers and instructors provide constructive feedback. Your instructors will teach ongoing classes about risk management and mitigation in various environments.

If you’re seeking an experience to develop your skills as an educator in the outdoors, this is the course for you.



2019 Dates

June 17 – July 16, 2019

Tuition: $5,610
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July 18 – Aug. 16, 2019

Tuition: $5,610
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30 days

Minimum Age

21 yrs.

Academic Credit

7 College Credits
  • 3 WFR
  • 2 Risk Assessment
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics


Lander, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Casper, Wyoming

Skills learned


Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

Designed for those currently working in, studying or planning to enter the field of outdoor education.

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“I thought taking a NOLS course could help me out with my career goals with leading and helping others and I think I've learned a lot that I can apply to my goals.”

-Tara H.

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