Spring Semester for Outdoor Educators

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Spring Semester for Outdoor Educators

Stretch your limits and teach in the outdoors

Learn how to teach in the world’s best classroom—the outdoors. This course is perfect if you want to become a professional in the field of outdoor education. Go from the high peaks of Wyoming to the red canyons of Utah while backpacking, skiing, climbing, and canoeing. On the way, you’ll learn techniques for teaching in large and small groups. You’ll also focus on ways to manage risk for groups in remote places. This will include getting a Wilderness First Responder, the certification respected and required by most outdoor companies.

You’ll be challenged to experiment with new teaching styles and the physical and mental challenges of living in the outdoors. More important, you’ll grow close to a group of peers who share your goals and passion for education. Learning in the classroom is helpful, but there’s nothing like actually getting to teach in the outdoors yourself.



2018 Dates

Feb. 12 – May 11, 2018

Tuition: $14,405
Details: Wilderness First Responder, Winter, Canoeing, Canyoneering, Rock Climbing
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Equipment Deposit
89 days
Minimum Age
21 yrs.
Academic Credit
19 College Credits
  • 3 WFR
  • 2 Outdoor Educator
  • 3 Risk Management
  • 4 Skills Practicum
  • 4 Leadership Techniques
  • 3 Environmental Studies
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Leave No Trace - Master Educator

Recreational Level 1 Avalanche

Wilderness First Responder


Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Lander, Wyoming
Fly in/out
Casper, Wyoming
Skills learned




Rock Climbing


Wilderness Medicine

Additional Details

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


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What Our Grads Say

“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., NOLS Spring Semester for Outdoor Educators grad

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