Southwest Leaders of Color Expedition

Southwest Leaders of Color Expedition

Build your outdoor education skills in a supportive community

Join this affinity group expedition to expand your leadership and technical outdoor skills with fellow people of color. Designed for self-identified people of color who are current trip leaders, this course is an opportunity to learn new teaching strategies and hone risk management skills. Explore striking canyons and ponderosa pine forests as you backpack through New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, located on Apache ancestral lands. Learn about the area’s rich natural history while building community with like-minded individuals. Bring your voice to changing the narrative around who is a leader in the outdoors through discussions facilitated by experienced instructors. On this course, you’ll have the time and space to engage in conversation about how systems of oppression show up in wilderness expeditions—and how to navigate and challenge those systems.

You’ll also grow as a leader and educator through a guided leadership progression. Working with your team to navigate off-trail is a chance to refine the skills you need to supervise others while traveling in the backcountry. Reviewing Leave No Trace principles is an opportunity to consider new ways of presenting core outdoor education concepts. Observing your instructors’ behind-the-scenes planning offers fresh insight into course management techniques. You and your teammates will bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to this expedition. Through learning together and celebrating that diversity, you’ll leave this course inspired and ready to implement new teaching strategies on your next trip.

Dates

Dates

2020 Dates

April 24 – May 2, 2020

Tuition: $1,395

Specifics

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Tuition

$1,395
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Equipment Deposit

$200

Duration

9 days

Minimum Age

18 yrs.

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Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Tucson, Arizona

Fly in/out

Tucson, Arizona

Skills learned

Backpacking

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