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Rock Climbing Education

One of the more adventurous classes you can take at SUNY Potsdam is Mark Simon’s advanced rock climbing course (WILD 170)... read more.

Twenty Years in the Wild

SUNY Potsdam’s wilderness education program has been cultivating student leaders for the past 20 years. Mark Simon started the program in 1996, taking what was then just a collection of physical education classes and turning it into an extensive wilderness leadership program.​.. learn more.

Rock Climbing Education

One of the more adventurous classes you can take at SUNY Potsdam is Mark Simon’s advanced rock climbing course (WILD 170)... read more.

Minor in Wilderness Education

Take the expedition approach to higher education!

The Wilderness Education Minor is specialized preparation for motivated individuals to become tomorrow's leaders.

The Wilderness Education Minor has two tracks:

  • Wilderness Leadership
    The Wilderness Leadership Track prepares field instructors to lead extended backpacking trips and culminates in a 20-day expedition that is student planned and executed and takes place out West.
  • Adventure Education
    The Adventure Education Track prepares rock, ice climbing and ropes course facilitation instructors.