|November 13, 2003
Volume 34 Number 5
|A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico|
Environmental Institute Offers Wilderness Survival Skills
CSU, Chico's Bidwell Environmental Institute Field Studies Program debuts with an outdoor orienteering and wilderness survival skills class on Saturday, Nov. 15, 9 am-3 pm at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. This is the first class in a series of outdoor education classes for the community at the ecological reserve.
Individuals or families, hikers, backpackers, and anyone over 12 years old can participate. All levels of experience are welcome; even those with experience will learn from the informative instruction. The class can hold 15 people; course fee is $30, nonrefundable.
Registration closed Nov.11 for the class, but, according to reserve manager Jeff Mott, if the class is not full, the reserve will continue to enroll participants. Checks should be made out to the CSU Research Foundation and mailed to the CSU Research Foundation, CSU, Chico, 400 West First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0555, attention Jeff Mott, reserve manager. Please include name, address, and telephone number of each participant.
Dave Mahan, the class instructor, is a graduate student in physical education, with an emphasis in outdoor education, at CSU, Chico. He's been an Adventure Outings trip leader for the past two years, and he taught outdoor orienteering to the staff. Mahan previously worked in the outdoor recreational leadership program at Central Oregon Community College. He was also in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and taught survival skills for his platoon.
The series will continue in the spring, with classes on birdwatching, natural history, and wildflower walks. For more information, contact Mott at x6317.
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