Earn Wilderness First Aid certifications at a two-day course 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
The class 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. 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 505.662.0460.
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 Saturday. Participants will need to bring their own sack lunch 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 500 to 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.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.