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ACA Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Assessment

ACA Level 2: Essentials of River Canoeing Assessment

ACA Assessment courses have been developed as a tool to allow paddlers a clear progression of skill development. Courses provide progression in skills and paddling venues associated with specific disciplines in solo and/or tandem canoeing. Upon successful completion of each Skills Assessment checklist, your Instructor will submit the paperwork and you will receive official documentation of your level of skill from the ACA National Office. Note: to receive Skills Assessment documentation, you must be a current ACA member. Additional course-specific requirements can be found on the ACA Website in the ACA Assessment Criteria…

SAI Wilderness LifeGuard Instructor

SAI Wilderness LifeGuard Instructor

After satisfactory completion of the Wilderness LifeGuard program, participants can take this additional three-day training to become an Instructor candidate of the program. Apprenticeships follow, before the Instructor candidates are able to offer these programs on their own under the auspices of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Contact our office for more information and updated course…

SAI Wilderness LifeGuard

SAI Wilderness LifeGuard

The Wilderness LifeGuard program is a cutting edge course designed to meet the needs of wilderness trip leaders with a focus on prevention. This remote application to aquatic rescue courses can be taken alone as a primary training, as an add-on module to the SAI StarGuard® course, or as a module for current lifeguards. Site assessment, swimmer assessment, and improvising lifeguarding equipment are key components that differentiate this course from traditional waterfront…

Leave No Trace Master Educator

Leave No Trace Master Educator

This course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace skills and ethics through practical application in a field-based setting. Students will practice LNT teaching strategies by delivering a planned lesson. The Master Educator course prepares students to deliver 2 day Leave No Trace Trainer courses and 1 day or shorter Awareness Workshops. It is run either as a Backcountry course or a Basecamp course. Backcountry course: Consists of a combination of a 1 day classroom component, 3 day/2 night field component, and 1 day community outreach opportunity. Basecamp course: Consists of basecamping at Landmark’s Downstream Campus and daily travel to different field locations for day trips, culminating in a 1 day community outreach…

Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester

Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester

The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester is a combined course experience taught May-June each year for rising professionals in the outdoor education and recreation fields. The combination of nationally recognized certification trainings offers students an opportunity to make themselves marketable in the outdoor community, building a resume founded in national standards. Training does not substitute for experience, however training helps folks gain the work that furthers their outdoor professional career. The LOES is available for up to 12 hours of college credit through Western Carolina…

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