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Scheduled Events for North America Outdoor Institute


The North America Outdoor Institute would like to keep you informed of upcoming workshops, seminars and community events with direct links to register online. We appreciate your involvement with NAOI and would like to make your registration experience simple.  Please feel free to pass this information to friends and family that have an interest in our programs.
This Week
February 9th

Saturday, 2/9
Iron Dog Safety Expo -Menard Sports Center 10AM-3PM
Join NAOI for a Be Snow Smart presentation at the Iron Dog Safety Expo and get your Donlin Gold Fly Racing Helmet for only $60!  Two 90 minute programs are scheduled for 11am and 1pm. 
11am-Be Snowmobile Smart
1pm-Be Snow Smart 
Stop by our booth at the Iron Dog Safety Expo and sign-up for one of these fun and interactive classes.
Next Week
February 10th-16th
Saturday, 2/16
Big Lake Winter Fest Safety Challenge
at South Shore Wayside on Big Lake
Join NAOI for winter survival demonstrations, scenarios and prizes! 
Play the game that helps you be prepared for all your winter adventures. Find out if you have what it takes to survive and win prizes. $10 per person-Play all stations and enter to win a helmet donated by Eagle River Polaris.
And Beyond...
February 17th-March 9th
Saturday, 3/2
Hilltop Ski Area Avalanche Field Training 
Avalanche Field Training for those that love to recreate in the snow. Topics include: identifying and assessing avalanche terrain, trip planning and route selection, introduction to use of avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes, emergency response. Made possible thanks to the Alaska Dept. of Public Safety. $20 donation recommended. Register Here


Saturday, 3/9
Snowmobile Safety Training 
11-4PM at Meadow Lakes Senior Complex
Join NAOI for a community snowmobile safety training perfect for novices, families and kids who ride in Alaska. What a great way to begin Spring Break!

Course covers:

  •  Pre-Ride Preparations
  •  General snowmobile safety & Maintenance
  •  Terrain Management
  •  Avalanche Awareness
  •  Emergency response procedures
  •  Wilderness Medical
  •  And Much More!
Space is limited so be sure to Register early and reserve your spot!  $40 per person.
Saturday, 3/9
2013 Snow Rondy
Chena River Lakes Recreation Area, N. Pole
NAOI will be on hand at this year's big Snow Rondy to host safety seminars on a variety of snow related topics...everything from avalanches to snowmachine safety to cold weather injury prevention.  Attend our Be Snow Smart  presentation and join us in the field to test your avalanche search skills.  We'd love to see ya' there!


Upcoming Spring Training...
Spring 2013
Wilderness First Responder 
April 22 - May 3, 2013
This 10 day nationally certified training program is geared towards professionals that guide in remote areas and for those that participate in extended backcountry travel or just want to learn wilderness medicine. This program is certified by SOLO, the oldest, continuous wilderness medical school in the world.  Register Now
Wilderness First Aid/WFR Recert
May 10 - 12, 2013  
Many backcountry emergencies are preventable and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. Learn Wilderness First Aid Skills and get CPR certified! This is also a WFR recertification course. Register Now  
Contact Information

North America Outdoor Institute

Debra McGhan, Executive Director
Dorothy Adler, Education Director, Instructor
Danita Dodge
Administrative Assistant
If you give...and your neighbor does...and another...it will add up quickly. With one donation at a time, we can make good things happen all over Alaska. When you go online to apply for your dividend, you will see the Pick.Click.Give. option. Click and follow the instructions to make your donation.
Larry White, winner of the Ski-Doo Avalanche Pack give away!! 
BRP/Ski-doo sponsored the 2012-13 Avalanche Safety Training courses that were held throughout Alaska to ensure all  snowmobile riders receive the proper avalanche training.
BRP/ABS Winner 2012-13
Barbara Harris and Korey Cronquist of Team CC, Airbag Winner Larry White, and NAOI Instructor Shelley Plumb
Alyeska 1-26-2013
Alyeska Beacon Park 
Field Training
Arctic Valley Field Training


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