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Wilderness Education

Minor in Wilderness Education

The wilderness education minor prepares students to become leaders in wilderness settings. The lakes, forests and climbing crags within the six-million-acre Adirondack Park are your classroom. Prepare yourself to teach others about how to travel safely through wilderness environments. In the process, you also learn a great deal about leadership and group dynamics, which are transferable to other employment opportunities.

The wilderness education minor will prepare you for a primary or secondary career as a field instructor within the following broad areas: Education: secondary science, field-based science, environmental education, outdoor-based physical education; Recreation: college campus-based outdoor recreation, wilderness guide, adventure recreation; Personal development/therapy: challenge programs, youth-at-risk, people with disabilities; or Community Health: adolescent health education, drug prevention programs.

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