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1 Instructor Qualifications RECREATING OUTDOORS: Hiking/Backpacking Basics (CDOW) District Wildlife Managers Colorado Mountain Club Outward Bound and Outward Bound Wilderness Professional outdoor guides and Wildland Awareness and Educational Institute staff (WAEI) Safe & Sane Camping District Wildlife Managers Colorado Mountain Club Outward Bound and Outward Bound Wilderness Professional outdoor guides and WAEI Getting Kids Outdoors-and Teaching Them to Love It! Colorado State University faculty and Cooperative Extension faculty National Wildlife Federation National Park Service WAEI Horseback Riding Colorado State qualified equestrian instructors Educates new recruits on all aspects of equestrian use and riding CPR and First Aid certified Snowshoeing District Wildlife Managers Colorado Mountain Club Outward Bound and Outward Bound Wilderness Professional outdoor guides and WAEI Kayaking / Canoeing / Boating Classes Boating Instructors

2 Certified instructors of the Colorado state approved and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators boating safety course offered through Colorado State Parks CPR and First Aid Certified Kayaking and Canoeing Instructors Red Cross Small-Craft Aquatic Instructor Certification o Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking Colorado White Water Association instructors certified through the American Canoe Association o Goals to introduce new kayakers to whitewater, teach paddling technique, promote and teach whitewater safety, to inform the public about river access, conservation, and other general issues concerning rivers and wilderness American Canoe Association (ACA) Instructor Certification o ACA certification is the national standard for professional kayak instructors o Instructor certification in river canoeing, touring canoeing, river kayaking, coastal (sea) kayaking, surf kayaking, rafting, and swiftwater rescue, rolling, canoe camping, sea kayaking traditional skills o Certificate endorsements for Adaptive Paddling for teaching those with physical disabilities o Instructors take both the Instructor Development Workshop and the Instructor Certification Exam from an Instructor Trainer and all instructors must be registered with the Safety Education & Instruction Council CPR and First Aid Certified Outdoor Photography Professional photographers such as John Fielder Rock Climbing and Belaying Instructors - Colorado Mountain Club with one or more of the following certifications Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School o Rock Climbing and Mountaineering Instructor Certified o Instructors have decades of climbing and outdoor experience and have been trained by the American Mountain Guides Association and National Ski Patrol National Outdoor Leadership School training courses American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) o Training course and exams designed to certify guides and climbing instructors to the highly respected standards of our organization

3 o o o AMGA Certification within the disciplines of: Rock Climbing Guide, Rock Climbing Instructor, Climbing Wall Instructor, and Single Pitch Instructor AMGA is the only internationally recognized professional association of trained and certified Guides and Climbing Instructors in the United States Climbing classes teach general climbing skills including movement, top-rope and lead belaying techniques, safety, equipment use, rescue and emergency procedures SURVIVAL: Survival and Unexpected Emergencies Outward Bound and Outward Bound Wilderness Professional outdoor guides and WAEI CPR and First Aid Certified P.O.S.T. Peace Officers Standards and Training Certification Wildland Fire Fighter Certification Firefighter I Academy Certification OutdoorSafe Inc o An organization that conducts outdoor safety skills seminars, survival training programs, disaster preparation and travel safety seminars throughout the United States o Chief instructor is a graduate of the Air Force Survival Instructor Training School o Instructs at the Basic Survival School, Spokane Washington, the Arctic Survival School, Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Jungle Survival School, Republic of the Philippines o Served for twelve years as the Survival Training Director at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado o Since 2000, Outdoor Safe has addressed over 20,000 people at numerous seminars, conferences and national conventions ORIENTEERING: Map / Compass / GPS Use US Geological Survey Professional outdoor guides and WAEI staff CPR and First Aid Certified Peace Officers Standards and Training Certification

4 PLANT RELATED: Medicinal and Edible Plants National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department Douglas County Parks and Open Space Department Colorado State Parks Colorado State Forest Service Plant ID National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department Douglas County Parks and Open Space Department Colorado State Parks Colorado State Forest Service FORESTRY RELATED: Reading the Woods Colorado Division of Wildlife National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department Douglas County Parks and Open Space Department Colorado State Parks Colorado State Forest Service WAEI Woodsman Skills Instructors are from the following organizations with the following certifications: Colorado State Forest Service United States Forest Service (USFS) CPR and First Aid Certified USFS Chainsaw and Crosscut Saw Certification Wildland Fire Fighter Certification Wildfire Power Saws Sawyer Instructor Training Certification Fire Instructor I Certification

5 Mountain Pine Beetles and Colorado s Forests National Park Service Colorado State Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service Tree Farmers Association Fires in our Forests and Mountain Pine Beetles National Park Service Colorado State Forest Service Natural Resources Conservation Service Tree Farmers Association Know Your Environment National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department Douglas County Parks and Open Space Department Colorado State Parks Colorado State Forest Service WAEI WILDLIFE RELATED: Wildlife Watch / Tracking / Calling National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department Douglas County Parks and Open Space Department Colorado State Parks Colorado State Forest Service WAEI Birding and Bird Banding Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

6 Creating Backyard Habitat National Park Service City of Aurora Parks and Open Space Department National Wildlife Federation Evaluating and Enhancing Wildlife Habitat Colorado State University Faculty SHOOTING SPORTS: Archery National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Basic Archery Instructor Training Program o International style target archery instructing techniques were developed by the NASP (CDOW) staff and volunteer bowhunter education instructors o Instructors are certified by the CDOW and the International Bowhunter Education Program (IBEP) o IBEP is a program designed and administered by the National Bowhunter Education Foundation to train bowhunters throughout North America and internationally o The goal is to provide bowhunters, both experienced and new, with the basic fundamentals of good, safe bowhunting while maintaining the highest ethical standards in the sport o Primary objective is to instill in all bowhunters a responsible attitude and to adopt and follow acceptable behavior towards people, wildlife and the environment in which they hunt o Fundamentals and principles of the IBEP course were established in 1967 and have been adopted by the National Field Archery Association Firearm Safety / Shooting Sports Instructors are from the following organizations and have three or more of the following qualifications related to instruction relative to firearms: - staff and certified hunter education instructors Douglas County Sheriff s Office Colorado State Parks National Park Service WAEI CPR and First Aid Certifications

7 P.O.S. T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) State Certification P.O.S.T( Peace Officer Standards and Training) Master Instructor National Rifle Association (NRA) Master Instructor IPSC Master Competitor Jeff Cooper Gunsite Master Instructor Hunter Education Instructor Training Certification State of Colorado Commissioned Police Officer NRA Instructor Certified o NRA certification requires to know how to teach others to shoot o Instructors must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience o Instructors must be intimately familiar with each action type o Instructors must demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and assessment exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor o Instructors must complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training o Minimum passing grade is 90% FISHING: Spin Fishing CDOW Colorado State University Faculty WAEI Professional fishing guides recommended by the CDOW Beginning & Advanced Fly Fishing (CDOW) Colorado State University Faculty WAEI Professional fishing guides recommended by the CDOW

8 HUNTING: Preparation for the Hunt WAEI Introduction to Field Dressing Game WAEI

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