Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

5:00pm PDT
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$350 for REI Members

$380 for non-members

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  • 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 in a wilderness setting, enjoy outdoor activities or recreation opportunities, this 16-hour course is for you! Instruction will take place in classrooms and outdoor settings regardless of weather. Course completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification.

  • Understand and apply the Patient Assessment System
  • Provide effective first aid treatments for common injuries and illnesses
  • Learn to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

What to bring with you


In alignment with REI policy, no date transfers or refunds will be issued within 7 days of a course. We recommend you consider the purchase of trip insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19 to protect your investment. While there is a range of tuition protection and travel insurance providers for you to choose from, NOLS preferred provider is MDM Group, please contact them directly to purchase.

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More directions and information

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.