Schedule and location
Saturday, November 2, 2019, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Fees and Registration
Be prepared for the unexpected on your next outdoor adventure. Having a plan and being prepared with some essential survival skills can help you stay safe, even if things go wrong.
In this class, you will:
- Learn what to do before you even leave home to improve your odds of a safe adventure
- Learn to assess your situation, weigh priorities, and make a plan
- Think creatively about using what you have with you to survive
- Learn about the ten essential items you should carry on every trip
- Understand the body’s basic needs for survival
- Learn how to build an impromptu shelter and start a fire
- Learn how to find and safely consume water from natural sources
Whether you like to hike, mountain bike, climb, or paddle, this class is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast who is looking to build confidence and develop their wilderness skills.
Nate Hambel is a Naturalist with the Willowbrook Wildlife Center for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. He has been teaching outdoor recreation and environmental education since 2008 and is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation. He also teaches Field and Experiential Learning with the College of DuPage as an Adjunct faculty member. He is passionate about conservation education and travels around the world connecting people with nature.
- Notes: Held outdoors, includes walking on uneven surfaces, bending, and kneeling. Please dress for the weather. Limit 20
- Recommended ages: Ages 16 and up