This experience-based class teaches you the skills you’ll need to take kids out in the snow through the easy and inexpensive activity of snowshoeing.
The course starts in a classroom with information about clothing and equipment and then goes into the now SNOW FILLED mountains of Tahoe National Forest! Upon your return, you’ll be qualified to rent or borrow (if you’re taking kids out) Atlas Snowshoes- the best in the biz!
Special Guest Kerry McClay* from Boise, ID, will be joining the training this year in partnership with SnowSchool and the Winter Wildlands Alliance. Kerry works as an Environmental Educator with the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and the national SnowSchool Program. His job is to not only teach students about the natural environment but to give other adults an opportunity to teach students in the outdoors. This is a very special opportunity and one that new snowshoers and past participants should take advantage of.
Course: Snowshoe Training
Date: February 6, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Pre-Trip Meeting)
Location: BAWT Oakland
Date: February 8, 2014, All Day
Location: Tahoe National Forest
Cost: $60 for general registration
$45 for all Leadership Training Alumni
Topics will include snow safety, proper equipment, kids and snowshoeing and practical logistics. Completion of the course allows you access to BAWT’s snowshoe gear and winter clothing. All gear included.
*Kerry McClay received a BA degree from The University of Montana and designed his own masters degree in Environmental Education from Prescott College. Kerry has worked as a naturalist, park ranger, river guide, ropes course instructor, wilderness EMT, and is a graduate of both Outward Bound and NOLS courses in outdoor leadership. He enjoys traveling, sleeping in igloos and playing music with friends. He lives in Boise with his wife Brooke.