Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) coming up soon at SOLO in Conway, NH. Become certified to manage emergencies in primitive setting. SOLO uses hand on learning techniques including many realistic scenarios, to build decision making skills as well as technical knowledge.
NEXT WFR courses at the SOLO campus: April 6-16, 2010, May 1-18, 2010
Be on the lookout on any rainy night for salamanders and frogs crossing roads and trails. Check out this great video to learn more about the mass migrations, how you can see them, and how you can protect amphibians. Awesome shots of salamanders migrating and breeding!
If you watch this video, you will understand why saplings are often found with areas of bark rubbed off. In the……..bucks rub the velvet off their antlers in order to……..
A video from the National Outdoor Leadership School on layering for cold weather outdoor travel.
Did you ever find a gelatinous mass of eggs in a pond and wonder what animal laid the eggs? This wonderful video shows how to tell wood frog, spotted salamander, blue spotted salamander, and other amphibian egg masses apart.
Be on the lookout over the next few weeks for frogs and salamanders crossing roads on rainy nights. Even better, venture out to a vernal pond with rain gear and a bright flashlight, and you might get to watch hundreds of frogs and salamanders making their way to their breeding grounds. In the water, watch for romantic couplings and egg laying.
Come out, have fun, foster a deeper relationship with nature, community, family, and self and see the Pioneer Valley through new eyes. Click on the links in the Programs section of the menu to the left to learn more.
A short video from the National Outdoor Leadership School on how to make your camping stove run more efficiently, so you can carry less fuel.
The National Bike Summit begins on March 9, 2010, in Washington, D.C. But you can help advocate for support and funding for cycling access from right where you are – check out Mass Bike’s website.
The Association for Experiential Education’s next International Conference will be held in Las Vegas November 4-7. You are invited to submit a proposal for a workshop by March 15. See the website below to submit your proposal online.