Monday, October 26, 2009

October Classroom in Idaho

Nathan Hausman, director of Adirondack Programs, part of the
La Vida curriculum, tells of Gordon's recent 25-day wilderness expedition in Idaho for students:

"Gordon College teamed-up with Boise State University for an outdoor educational program rafting for six days along the Lower Branch of the Salmon River. Together, 10 students and two instructors, continued on for 17 days of hiking through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness...the largest parcel of wilderness land in the United States outside of Alaska.
The Immersion Semester allows our students to not only absorb the theories and philosophies of outdoor education, but also provides ample opportunities to immediately use their classroom learning for real-life situations. Our four-credit course, the first of four classes throughout the La Vida semester-long program, focuses on outdoor education...This is experimental education at its best. Following completion of the course, the Wilderness Education Association's (WEA) 18-point curriculum then allows Gordon students to become certified as outdoor leaders in programs throughout the WEA.


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