Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

5:00pm Pacific Time
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$275 for REI Members

$305 for non-members

18 spots left


  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 24 people
  • Instructor NOLS

Prepare for the unexpected in this hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine program taught by our partners at NOLS. If you work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this is for you! During this two-day, 16-hour course you will learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for common outdoor injuries and illnesses, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. Instruction will take place in classrooms and outdoor settings regardless of weather, be prepared for any condition. Course completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. IMPORTANT: NOLS is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all NOLS Wilderness Medicine courses. Wilderness Medicine instructors will review student vaccination cards at the start of the course. Please be sure to bring your vaccination card with you to your course.

  • You may be eligible to recertify your NOLS Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or W-EMT (wilderness portion only) using this course. Review NOLS recertification policies before registering (https://www.nols.edu/en/courses/wilderness-medicine/recertify).
  • Close physical contact is an inherent part of this course. Review the NOLS COVID-19 Student Disclosure linked below for information about how NOLS is responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

What to bring with you

Map image of EcoCenter, Palo Alto

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Parking: There is one small lot directly across from the EcoCenter. Additional parking can be found 300 yards up the road from the EcoCenter, just beyond the Baylands Nature Reserve Ranger Station. Even more parking can be found further up Embarcadero Rd, near the San Francisquito Creek Trail and Palo Alto Boat Launch. Please arrive early to ensure you have enough time to locate parking and walk to the center if needed.