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WILDERNESS FIRST AND AND CPR: SOLO CERTIFICATION
Accidents can and do happen on ropes courses, along country roads, or in the backcountry, and all too often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. Designed specifically for groups and their leaders, this 16-hour program covers the following topics; patients assessment system, shock, long-term patient care, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, fractures/dislocations, splint improvisation, preparedness and CPR. Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by practical work and problem-solving exercises. The emphasis is always on hands-on experience. Scenarios are an important part of this training.
Class: February 7 and 8, 2015 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Fee: $210 (includes instruction, certification and course materials). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBA
NEW ZEALAND: THE FINEST WALKS IN THE WORLD
Hiking, or "tramping" as the New Zealanders call it, is the best way to experience the natural beauty of this isolated island nation. Join us as we travel from Auckland to Queenstown through the volcanic landscapes of Rotorua and Tongariro National Park, across the Cook Strait from North to South Island, through Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula, to Arthur's Pass National Park on one of the worlds greatest train journeys, down to the towering peaks and glaciers of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and finally Fiordland National Park where we will embark on "the finest walk in the world", the 4-day Milford Track to majestic Milford Sound. Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 13 miles a day while carrying a 10 pound backpack.
Class: February 4, 2015 (6 to 8p.m.).
Field Study: February 28 to March 15, 2015.
Fee: $6775 (includes, air and land transportation, park admissions, hotel/lodges and some meals). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS045
BACKPACKING: YELLOW RIVER STATE FOREST
Tucked away in Iowa’s northeast corner, where scenic trail meander through cliffs and valleys opening to vast vistas, is the Yellow River State Forest. Kick off this spring with an outdoor
adventure and backpack this little-known area as the wildflowers awake and the trees begin to leaf. Learn basic wilderness navigation, cooking, camping and backpacking skills during
this weekend adventure. Perfect for beginners or more experienced backpackers
Class: April 1, 2015 (6 to 7:30 p.m.).
Field Study: April 10 to 12, 2015
Fee: $25 (includes transportation, camp fees, group camping/backpacking equipment, and most meals) 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1811-FS035
CANOEING; THE UPPER IOWA RIVER
Join us this spring as we paddle among bald eagles, steep limestone cliffs, pastoral farmland and the unique small towns of the Upper Iowa River. Learn basic river canoeing and camping
skills, and expect to paddle between 30 and 40 miles during this weekend adventure.
Class: April 22, 2015 (6 to 7:30 p.m.).
Field Study: May 1 to 3, 2015
Fee: $25 (includes transportation, camping and paddling fees, group camping/canoeing equipment, and most meals) 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1801-FS035
BIKE AND HIKE: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Called the Crooked River by Native Americans, the Cuyahoga river valley in northern Ohio has provided natural wooded sanctuary to city dwellers for well over 100 years. Join us as we
explore the deep forests, rolling hills and waterfalls that to this day, still provide sanctuary and recreation. Bike the famous Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, return via the scenic
railroad and hike some of the over 125 miles of trails in this, one of America’s newest national parks! Class: May 6 (6 to 7p.m.). Field study: May 14 to 17. Fee: $296 (includes ground
transportation, bike transport, hotel lodging, park admissions, some meals and tr
Class: May 6, 2015 (6 to 7 p.m.)
Field Study: May 14 to 17, 2015
Fee: $296 (includes ground transportation, bike transport, hotel lodging, park admissions and some meals) 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1804-FS030
BIRTHPLACE OF CONSERVATION: THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK
When Teddy Roosevelt came to the Dakota Territory in 1883, the rugged badlands and meandering wild rivers had a profound affect on him; nurturing his well-known love for the outdoors and conservation. Much of this part of the country, now protected as a National Park named for our 26th President, is very much the same as it was when “T.R.” first came to the area to hunt bison. Join us as we explore this inspiring, quiet corner of the United States and hike among the petrified forests, wildlife rich meadows, badlands, crystal-clear rivers, wildflowers and inspiriting landscapes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Class: May 27, 2015 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
Field Study: June 8 to 13, 2015
Fee: $1590 (includes airport shuttles, air/land transportation, hotels, park entrance fees and some meals). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBD
ICELAND: TREKKING THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE
Join us this summer as we trek among volcanoes, waterfalls and geysers, cross glaciers and soak in hot springs. All while living among the dramatic and dynamic landscapes of Iceland. Get aquatinted with the country in it’s capital Reykjavik before experiencing destinations like Thingvellir National Park, Solheimajokull glacier and the Laugavagur Trail, Iceland's best known trek! Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 15 miles a day over rugged mountainous terrain.
Class: June 17, 2015 (6 to 8p.m.).
Field Study: July 9 to 19, 2015.
Fee: $4945 (includes air and ground transportation, 3 nights hostel lodging, 6 nights camping, camping/glacier travel equipment, park admissions, local guides, tips and most meals). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS069
CANOEING: THE BOUNDARY WATERS
Canoe and camp in one of the best canoeing destinations in the United States! The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an intricate collection of lakes and rivers that encompasses more than 1,500 miles of canoe trails. Listen to the call of the loon; watch for bear, bald eagle and moose; fish for trophy northern pike; marvel at the sight of the Northern Lights; or just enjoy what the Minnesota Northwoods has to offer.
Class: July 15, 2015 (7 to 8:50 p.m.).
Field Study: July 29 to August 2, 2015
Fee: $320 (includes ground transportation, permits, entry fees, camping/lodging fees, group canoeing/camping equipment, and most meals). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for codes: PHYS 1800 FS060 and PHYS 1810 FS060
JORDAN: PETRA, WADI RUM AND THE DEAD SEA
The man-made and natural wonders of Jordan have been attracting travelers for ages. Join us on this active cultural adventure as we hike the gorge of Wadi Mujib, float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, wander the Roman city of Jerash and trek through the rose-rock canyons of the lost city of Petra. Our journey will conclude among the soaring sandstone and granite cliffs of Wadi Rum. Here we will travel to a desert camp to learn about the ancient Bedouin culture, ride camels, eat traditional meals and overnight under the vast night sky. Other activities include trekking in the Ajloun Nature Reserve and the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Expect to hike up to 8 miles a day.
Class: August 26, 2015 (6 to 8 p.m.).
Field Study: September 17-24, 2015.
Fee: $3110 (includes, all air and ground transportation, 5 nights hotel lodging, 1 night bungalow, 1 night tented camp, most meals, and entrance/activity fees). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS016
CLASSIC LANDSCAPES OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
Join us this fall as we traverse some of the most iconic landscapes of the American southwest. Travel by boat through Glen Canyon to hike Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Explore the narrow Antelope Canyon under the direction of a Navajo guide. Watch the sun set on Monument Valley. Marvel at the clearest and darkest night skies in the country as we visit Natural Bridges under a new moon. See the ancient Ancestral Puebloan rock art and ruins of Grand Gulch and Horseshoe Canyon. And hit the trail in two of our countries finest National Parks, Arches and Canyonlands. Participants must be comfortable hiking 5-10 miles a day over rocky and sometimes steep terrain.
Class: September 30, 2015 (6 to 8 p.m.)
Field Study: October 9-16, 2015
Fee: $1970 (includes air and ground transportation, airport shuttles, all entrance and activity fees, some meals and 7 nights hotel lodging). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBA
BACKPACKING: FALL COLOR IN THE SYLVANIA WILDERNESS - SEPTEMBER 2014
THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC: HIKING FRANCE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014
CANOEING THE BOUNDARY WATERS - AUGUST 2014
ALASKA: DENALI AND KATMAI BY TRAIN AND PLANE - JUNE/JULY 2014
HIKING: THE PARKS AND MONUMENTS OF THE BLACK HILLS - JUNE 2014
BIKE AND HIKE: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK - MAY 2014
BACKPACKING: CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK - APRIL 2014
AURORA BOREALIS TO IDITAROD: WINTER IN ALASKA - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014
HIKING: ARIZONA'S SAGUARO AND ORGAN PIPE - FEBRUARY 2014
HIKING: FALL COLOR ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY - NOVEMBER 2013
HIKING: CLASSIC LANDSCAPES OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST - OCTOBER 2013
College of DuPage
Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad
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Glen Ellyn, IL 60490
Office: BIC 3509