Schedule and location
The online modules are available on demand through the American Red Cross. The online modules must be completed before attending the in-person session. You must bring proof of completion of the online modules to the in-person sessions in order to participate.
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m.: Registration closes
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: In-person session meets at the Thornhill Education Center
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m.: Registration closes
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: In-person session meets at the Thornhill Education Center.
Fees and Registration
This First Aid and CPR blended learning course will teach you the skills you need to keep yourself and others safe while volunteering at the Arboretum or in local natural areas. Online lessons and in-person practice prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The online portion features award-winning simulation learning from the American Red Cross – an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting and practice the skills that will prepare you for the instructor-led classroom skill session. Allow approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes before coming to the in-person session to complete the online portion.
To access the online lessons, you will need to create an account on the American Red Cross Site:
Access American Red Cross Learning
The online course must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion of blended learning and proof of completion of the online lessons must be brought to the in-person session.
This class is only open to students in the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program and Arboretum volunteers.
- Notes: Held entirely indoors. Limit 10
- Supplies: Dress to sit or kneel on the floor comfortably during the class.
- Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement of the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. (Learn more about N-ACT.)