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THE WILDERNESS EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Wilderness Education degree or certificate is designed to prepare students to become theoretically and technically competent wilderness specialists who can apply their skills as outdoor leaders to diverse groups and environments in a world with a growing population and finite wilderness resources. The curriculum provides a balanced foundation of all aspects of wilderness education/outdoor recreation. Students will gain basic competencies in outdoor-based activities, wilderness first aid skills, experiential educational theory, group dynamics, leadership theory and skills, and environmental awareness. There is emphasis on the integration of academic work and technical field skills. The completion of the major is appropriate for students who are outdoor-oriented and who seek individual enrichment and growth.
Student Learning Outcomes for this major are:
"One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books." John Muir
TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN THE WE PROGRAM
"Promoting the Recreational Community to Recreate Communally"
Albert Ponce, Ph.D.