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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…

Community Relief Medic

Community Relief Medic

In 2002 Landmark Learning and CORE Expeditions created the Ecuadorian Amazon and Andes Relief Medic Program, initially named Mission Medic. We had traveled extensively whitewater kayaking, teaching wilderness medicine and river rescue skills to local guides. We wanted to do more for the indigenous communities of Ecuador, connecting our wilderness medicine students to medical brigades supported by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health. From 2005-2010, two week clinical trips were made into the Andes to the Cotopaxi and Chimborozo districts as well as communities downstream of Tena along the Rio Napo in the Amazon headwaters. Each of these trips carried medicines, students, doctors, lab techs, interpreters, and veterinarians to provide medical screening, documentation and treatment to over 300 persons. Most of the care was focused on caring for people that were sick with gastrointestinal illness, skin illnesses, gynecologic and obstetrical problems, as well as some supportive care for elderly. In addition, on days between clinics our students were able to provide basic first aid and assessment training for community health advocates serving these communities. “An experience of a lifetime,” said a 20-year career Paramedic who attended. The Ecuadorian Relief Medic expeditions continue through Mingai of Ecuador. To learn more about the the Ecuadorian Relief Medic program visit www.mingai.org In 2010 Landmark Learning began moving our energy from overseas back to US soil. We interviewed medical brigades leaving for Haiti, as well as mission and building teams visiting parts of Boliva and Guatemala. We discovered that many of these teams were traveling with good intentions but a lack of training to care for themselves or assist medical professionals in medical triage and patient assessment. We also started looking closely at the preparedness of US communities, families, and the county volunteers that provide service during times of disaster. The Federal government currently believes that the greatest threat to the US is a major disaster. In review of current disaster preparedness training programs available in the US for public safety volunteers and lay persons, Landmark Learning created the Community Relief Medic training…

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…

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