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North America Outdoor Institute February News

 
                                         ''Your pathway to safe outdoor experiences!'                                          907-376-2898
NAOI NEWS February 2012
The new year started out happy and busy for all of us at NAOI. Our team is growing and our calendar is filled with lots of fun, interactive and informative programs. We hope you will join us soon to learn and practice skills that can help you and your family recreate safely in the great outdoors!
 
 
Shelter for Survival. Students learn to build snow caves in the NAOI winter survival challenge so they will be prepared for the worst of times!
   
  Don't forget to join us on Facebook, for the latest updates, news, and events!  
             CHECK OUT OUR FULL SCHEDULE!
 
Special Thanks to all of our AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!
who help us keep our costs lows. 
SPONSOR AND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION 
 
Thanks to BCA for the use of Avalanche Rescue Equipment!

Special Thanks to Keith Stinebaugh, Sam Albanese, DB Palmer, Manch Garhardt, Jacob Schultz, Andy Romano and Lisa Fink
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Free Avalanche Awareness
Iron Dog
Arctic Man
Wilderness First Aid
Summer Classes
Don't forget you can support NAOI through the Alaska PFD - Pick, Click, Give program.
 
100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to provide outdoor safety education programs for the general public.
 
Learn more at 
SPECIAL THANKS!

For providing lodging for the 
Cordova Avalanche Program
Free Avalanche Awareness
Show your friends and family you care, attend a class! This is fun, interactive training that can help you make more informed decisions when recreating in the mountains. And it could save your life or someone else. Learn to carry and use the right equipment.  Join NAOI for a full day of fun in the snow so you can learn to Be Snow Smart! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FULL SCHEDULE!
 
 
If you would like a program for your school or community, contact us today and we will do our best to include you in the schedule.

This program made possible by the Alaska Dept. of Public Safety. 
 
Special thanks to BCA for providing equipment & Our Partners!   
 ATTEND AN AVALANCHE AWARENESS CLASS AND COMPLETE A FEEDBACK QUIZ AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A 
BCA BEACON, SHOVEL, PROBE, PACK
DRAWING MAY 15, 2012
IRON DOG - 2012

CALLING ALL SNOWMOBILE RIDERS AND RACE LOVERS! 
Join NAOI and the Iron Dog for a day of fun at the Menard Sports Center - Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 10am to 3pm for the 
 
Pulley systems can make easier work of extracting a snowmobile. Learn How!

Meet the racers and attend an NAOI Be Snow Smart presentation plus practice hands on skills for snowmobile safety. Free and fun for the whole family.
 
Presentation - 10:30am to 12pm - Space Limited - 
Register at BE SNOW SMART
Onstage and Outdoor Demos 1-3 pm 


SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE ALASKA DIVISION OF PARKS 
SNOWTRAC GRANT
ARCTIC MAN 2012
 
Arctic Man 2011 - Riders face challenges
Are you Prepared? 
Prepare for the Zombie Snowmobile Apocalypse
 
Learn and Practice Survival Skills so you'll be ready.
Earn a chance to Split the $ Cash Pot and win other great prizes!
 
Cost is just $10 and all funds raised go to split the pot and support outdoor safety education programs provided by NAOI
 
Join us Thursday - Saturday, April 12-14  from 5 - 9 pm in the Arctic Man Main Tent to sign up and play. 
 
Or on mountain near the First Aid station for field games and activities 
Friday-Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
 
This program made possible with support from Arctic Man, the Alaska Dept. of Public Safety and Division of Parks, ABC Motorhomes and BCA
 
Wilderness First Aid / First Responder

WFA - Feb. 28-29, 2012

wfr - aPRIL 24 - mAY 3, 2012

wfa - may 25-27 2012

 

CPR/AED Certification 

(can be included)

Do you guide or accompany groups in an outdoor setting? 

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency when you're miles from a hospital? 

 

 

Get the skills you need to respond in a medical emergency.

Nationally certified courses

 

Some topics covered include:

 

  • Response and Assessment of Medical Emergencies
  • Splinting musculoskeletal injuries
  • Bandaging soft tissue injuries
  • Prevention and treatment of Cold Weather Injuries
  • CPR/AED training and certification through the American Heart Association
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification

 Wilderness First Aid/First Responder  certification through SOLO schools,  the oldest continuous Wilderness Medical program in the world

Support provided by Adventure Medical Kits

 

SPECIAL NOTE: NAOI Instructor Dorothy Adler will be offering a WEMT course through                   Mat-Su College. Email us to learn more!

Summer Programs Coming Soon!
 
That's right. Before you know it summer will return and so will popular NAOI programs including: Little Explorers, Wilderness Survival Challenge Games and the Alaska Flora Series. This year flora instructor Shelley Plumb has a full menu of classes on tap for you to learn all about Alaska's wild plants. Learn to identify and harvest Alaska's amazing bounty, make teas, tinctures, lotions and more... 
 
so you don't miss out on program notices!
 
and get 10% off training and gear specials!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GOLD LEVEL 2011 SPONSORS
Alaska Division of Parks, Alaska State Troopers, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Meadow Lakes Community Council, Adventure Medical Kits, Arctic Man, Back Country Access, Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, Polaris, Wendy's Alaska 
WANT TO BE PART OF OUR 2012 TEAM? CALL 907-376-2898 TO LEARN HOW

 

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