Interest in wilderness education and leadership has increased rapidly in the past decade. Today it is rare to meet a college or university student who hasn’t had or isn’t aware of unique educational programs emphasizing self-motivation, leadership skill development and learning by doing in outdoor settings. Whether in the context of non-competitive, group and team-building “new games”, low and high ropes course initiatives or on a 28 day immersed wilderness trip as part of an Outward Bound (OB) or National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) experience, UVM students are seeking the powerful, formative, educational experiences these programs provide. Gain valuable winter wilderness travel and leadership skills. Students will develop both hard skill and group management skills necessary for safe backcountry travel in winter environments.
Fall, Spring, Cross-Listed Course
Social Science (SS)
ENVS 001, 002 or NR 001, 002 or ENSC 001