• Published: October 13, 2009

WRI and Aerie Backcountry Medicine are teaming up once again to offer the most comprehensive wilderness education program available. Join us for a semester in Wilderness and Travel Medicine! You will receive 15 University of Montana credits and travel to Costa Rica and the Swan Valley in Montana. This course will begin February 1st and continue until April 4th, 2010. While living at an organic farm in Costa Rica and a stunning homestead in Montana, students will earn certifications in:

  • Wilderness EMT
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Level 1 Avalanche
  • Leave No Trace Trainer

Among other learning opportunities, the students will organize and run a free rural health clinic in Costa Rica and float the Pacuare River. Aerie alumni receive a $250 discount.

“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”

Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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