PEEC to host wilderness first aid course

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The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid course at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The class will be held on Nov. 3 and 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.

Participants will receive their WFA certification, which is good for two years.

Register now at peecnature.org or by visiting or calling the Los Alamos Nature Center at 662-0460.

Jeff DeBellis from SOLO Wilderness Medical School will teach this class.

Participants will receive two full days of instruction, including practice scenarios; a textbook, WFA certification and a catered lunch on Saturday. Participants will need to bring their own sack lunch on Sunday and will be emailed a list of other supplies to bring. The WFA course will cover the basics of how to help someone in need of first-aid outdoors and is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts, trip leaders or people who spend time in remote, rural or disaster-prone areas.

Advance registration for this course is required. Admission is $200 for PEEC members and $240 for non-members.

DeBellis has spent more than 10 years living and teaching in remote and rural locations. He has led between 500 and 1,000 trips throughout the desert of the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains, the Appalachian Mountains, Central America and Haiti. In addition to teaching for SOLO, he works as a geographer at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit peecnature.org, email adventure@peecnature.org or call  662-0460. PEEC to host wilderness first aid course.