EducationThe Education Committee offers a variety of classes and programs to support the goals of the Appalachian Mountain Club and promote the safe enjoyment of the outdoors.
Learning OpportunitiesWe offer educational events at various times, including:
- Wilderness first aid training
- Leadership training for trip leaders
- Classes/lectures on nature related subjects
If you have further questions, or wish to express interest in a particular kind of class or training, contact our Education Chair.
Leadership TrainingThe chapter holds a training each Spring, to teach potential activity leaders the skills they'll need to lead trips for the club. Sessions are one day classes.
Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA)
Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive lesson in how to react, respond, and save life in remote, life-threatening situations.
Wilderness First Aid is a two-day class designed for trip leaders, co-leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. This course teaches the skills necessary to identify and treat medical issues common to wilderness settings and to prepare for long-term care scenarios. This emergency response training includes patient assessment, trauma, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, splinting, environmental emergencies, animal and insect bites, and a variety of other topics. The course is a mix of classroom lecture and practical exercises. Both days are required to certify.
A typical WFA may break-out into the following sessions:
- Introduction Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
- What is Wilderness First Aid?
- Environmental emergencies
- Animal and insect bites
- Soft tissue injuries
- Moving, extrication, and evacuation
- Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
- Wrap up
AMC also offers many other education and leadership programs.
See the Education pages on Outdoors.org.
Contact the for more information.