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Earn credit outdoors this winter

EOU students at Anthony LakesPhoto by Michael Hatch / With Gunsight Peak as the backdrop, students take a quick break from their activities at Anthony Lakes Recreation Area. 

New winter courses available through Outdoor Adventure Program

Contact: Michael Hatch | Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator
541-962-3621 | mhatch@eou.edu

November 6, 2015 

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University’s Outdoor Adventure Program offerings continue this winter with courses in beginning and advanced snowboarding and skiing, ski/snowboard instructor training, indoor gym climbing, avalanche fundamentals, winter camping and backcountry travel.

Requiring little to no experience, the courses are an opportunity for individuals to try a new outdoor sport, develop technical skill sets and take advantage of the winter recreational activities available in eastern Oregon.

The courses can be taken for credit – most are one credit hour each – or participants can enroll as non-admits, meaning they do not have to take the class for credit or be graded.

OUT 180 Winter Term Poster

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Individuals completing the avalanche fundamentals class will also receive a Level 1 certificate from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). This two-credit course is designed for students with an interest in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to travel and lead groups safely through avalanche prone terrain with an emphasis on hazard evaluation, terrain management and rescue techniques.

The class meets from 4-6 p.m. every other Tuesday at EOU and will also hold field days on two Saturdays in January and February.

For more detailed course descriptions go to www.eou.edu/outdoor/out-courses.

To enroll as a non-admitted student, go to www.eou.edu/admissions/apply and click on “Non-admits” to complete the form and return to the Office of Admissions.

Contact Michael Hatch, Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator, at 541-962-3621 or mhatch@eou.edu with any questions.

> Visit the Outdoor Adventure Program website