Solo Schools Wilderness First Aid Class

Wilderness First Aid Course Offered

Solo Schools Wilderness First Aid ClassHave you ever worried about what to do when emergency care is far away? The Tutorial Center at Smokey House is pleased to be sponsoring two Wilderness First Aid courses.  The first one takes place on Feb 27 and 28, is aimed specifically at high school students. The second course, on March 1 and 2, is open to young people and adults of all ages.

This two-day, introductory course provides knowledge and hands-on practice in prevention, recognition, and treatment of backcountry injuries and illnesses. Taught by SOLO instructors, WFA certification is provided upon completion of the course.

This is course is a must for teachers, group leaders, coaches, and outdoor enthusiasts as well as for student athletes and leaders. Students benefit, along with the practical skills, from the academic connections to biology and anatomy, health, and PE. The course develops skills in leadership, problem solving, and self-­‐confidence, and it’s a great resume builder.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course at The Tutorial Center at Smokey House is a two-day, sixteen-hour introductory course that provides knowledge and hands-on practice in prevention, recognition, and treatment of backcountry injuries and illnesses. Taught by SOLO instructors, WFA certification is provided upon completion of the course.

When:
Thurs. Feb. 27 & Fri. Feb. 28 – 9:30-5:30
(Note: The Thu.Fri. class is aimed at high school students and young adults. Limited space available.)
Sat. Mar. 1 & Sun. Mar. 2 – 8:30-4:30

Where:
The Tutorial Center at Smokey House Center
426 Danby Mountain Road, Danby, VT 05739

Cost: $195 – including course tuition, WFA book, snacks and lunch

For information and registration: Contact Juanita Burch-Clay using this convenient form:
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Multitasking Moth

Jim Gunn, environmental science instructor here at The Tutorial Center had brought in a tree branch that contained a brown silk cocoon to help students (and staff!) learn about nature. The Cecropia moth, the largest native moth in North America, decided to eclose right before our digital photography class this morning and provided a rare opportunity for ultra close up photography of a very beautiful insect. The branch was then taken outside where it will finish plumping its wings and eventually fly off.

 

The Tutorial Center Manchester has Moved!

After more then fifteen years in our original Manchester location on Richville Road we are very excited to announce we are now serving the community from an exciting larger location at 3511 Richville Road – the red schoolhouse – just down the road from our old building. Here are a few photos of our first day in the new space. Look for announcement on our “official grand opening” to come soon.

We are really looking forward to helping students and the community find success in their endeavors from this fantastic building!

Act Global: Working to Improve Literacy Worldwide

TTC Executive Director Jack Glade recently had the honor of being a U.S. Delegate to the Social Enterprise World Forum, held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the World Forum was devoted to improving the success of social mission-related work – such as literacy, nutrition, housing, job development, healthcare – as anti-poverty weapons around the globe. As part of this international trip, Jack had the opportunity to work with peer nonprofit leaders from around the world on these global challenges.

Outside the walls of the World Forum, Jack hit the streets to visit and consult with South African social enterprises. Of special note was the chance to consult with the Kliptown Youth Program, an extraordinary community literacy organization in the heart of a severely disadvantaged township in Soweto, hometown of Nelson Mandela.

The Tutorial Center model of a multi-faceted community literacy organization is of great interest to fledgling literacy organizations working on the extreme challenge of conquering illiteracy in their communities as an essential stepping-stone to social and economic improvement.

Kliptown Youth Program One Laptop Per Child