Courses

Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).


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Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive two-day course designed for the beginner. Students will be able to go home after the first day and practice their skills, and return to ask specific questions. This hands-on course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. All tools and bicycles will be provided by the instructor.


October 9-10, 2021, MDR 117
Find and identify wild mushrooms, those edible treasures hidden in our local forests. You will learn basic identification, terminology and the most common local genera. Discover where to find mushrooms and how to distinguish between several edible species and their poisonous lookalikes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Snowshoeing offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with minimal technical skill. Students will learn about appropriate gear as well as how to safely navigate snowshoe trails. Course includes two field sessions providing an opportunity for students to take advantage of early snow conditions and explore Central Oregon's winter ecology. Snowshoe trails will vary in length from 3-5 miles, reasonable physical fitness necessary but no snowshoeing experience required.


December 2-14, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


October 28, 2021 to November 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM