Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Event Information
Hybrid Wilderness First Responder @ Silver City, NM
The practical component of this course takes place over 5 days and requires pre-course online study and successful completion of three online exams in order to attend. The practical session is held on the Western New Mexico Univeristy campus in Silvery City, New Mexico. Class meets December 11-15, 2017 with access to simulation areas in the Gila National Forest nearby.
12-11-17 - 12-15-17
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 11-15
Western New Mexico University 1000 W. College Ave. Silver City, NM 88061
Perfect for students and busy professionals who want to visit the world's first wilderness area, or, more practically, for those who may have a hard time getting away from the office for a traditional WFR field course.
Course cost: $575 for registration before August 31, $600 beginning September 1. To register and pay, visit the Western New Mexico University Outdoor Program website, or call the Outdoor Program Office at 575-538-6253.
Lodging: There are numerous lodging options available, including camping, glamping, and AirBnB. Call for details and suggestions.
Air travel: The only airline that flies to the Silver City area is Boutique Air which offers flights from Albuquerque and Phoenix daily. We can arrange pick up and delivery from the airport to Silver City.
NOTE: Students should plan to bring two pairs of pant, two t-shirts and two long-sleeved shirts that can be destroyed during simulations.