How We Do It

How We Do It

Each course or workshop is tailored to the audience.  Family events are only ½ day to a full day in length and take place within a 30-minute drive of the intended audience.  Other courses span a weekend in length, beginning on a Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and run through Sunday afternoon or evening.

Our core program, WAEI’s College Course in Outdoor Field Skills, goes beyond the weekend and includes on-campus lectures, assignments, and discussions.

SAMPLE STUDENT AGENDA

Maryanne Smith

Lab modules – student’s choice – choose 1 of 24 offered sessions

Lectures 1 & 2

Barriers to involvement in outdoors, societal impact, North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, key                      naturalists, what to expect in the lab, discussion of assigned readings, pre-lab evaluation

Weekend Lab

SATURDAY

8:00 am……………………………….Welcome

9:00 am – 12:45 pm……………..Session I:  Wildlife ID & Tracking

1:00 pm………………………………..Lunch

2:00 pm – 5:45 pm………………..Session II:  Firearm Safety

6:00 pm………………………………..Dinner

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ……………….Guest Speaker:  Conservation Lecture

9:00 pm………………………………..Campfire & continuation of discussion

SUNDAY

7:00 am………………………………..Breakfast

8:00 am – 11:45 am………………Session III:  Intro to Water Sports

12:00 pm………………………………Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm…………………Session IV:  Survival

5:00 pm…………………………………Post-lab evaluation

Lecture 3

The human footprint, perceptions of outdoor pursuits, the future of conservation, challenges that lie ahead