Field Trips & Events

As part of our commitment to providing interpretive guides and members of the community access to ongoing learning opportunities, we have the following field trips available:

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FIELD TRIPS & EVENTS
Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 (AST 1)
Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 (AST 1)

Date: November 23/24, 2018 Location: Classroom session at the IGA office, field session to be determined by the instructor. Time: Day 1 - 8:00 - 5:00 pm, Day 2 - 8:00 - 5:00 pm. Cost: $195 for IGA members only. This is a reduced rate offered by the IGA only to accredited AI or PI guides holding a full IGA membership in good standing. Do you venture out of bounds, off the trails or into the backcountry? Then this course is a must for you and your friends.  AST 1 is the place to start to help you learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and how to recreate outdoors in winter. What you will learn in an AST 1: avalanche formation and release identify avalanche terrain the basics of trip planning optimal use of tools and resources like the avalanche forecasts to mitigate your avalanche risk use appropriate travel techniques in avalanche terrain intro to companion rescue You will complete the course in the classroom and in the field. Be prepared for all types of mountain weather.

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Theme Building Workshop
Theme Building Workshop

This 4-hour workshop has been designed to help people craft good quality themes, work with themes and development these themes into interpretive programs they can work with when guiding their guests.

Who is this workshop for: people who have taken an interpretation course and have had an introduction to thematic interpretation to people who have had more experience with themes and program development but want more practice and coaching.

Location: Canmore - room TBA

Cost: $30 for members, $50 for non-members

Date: Tuesday, October 30

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM

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40 hour Wilderness First Aid November 2018
40 hour Wilderness First Aid November 2018

Cost: $375 plus gst

Dates: November 9-12, 2018

Times: 8 - 6 daily Location: IGA office, 203-820 Main St. Canmore

This 40 hour Wilderness First Aid course provides individuals with comprehensive first aid and CPR techniques.

It is a more appropriate and recommended level of training for individuals working as hiking guides, allowing you to respond to emergencies in isolated or wilderness settings.

The course covers material in Standard First Aid & CPR, plus advanced strategies for providing extended care for more than 24 hours. Part of the course is taught in an outdoor setting and requires greater physical activity and endurance than typical first aid training. If you do not have time to take all 4 days you can also sign up for the first two days to receive the 20 hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificate.

Contact Tracey Gage at info@interpretiveguides.org if you have questions.

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Parks Canada Volunteers Basic program
Special admin fee for Parks Canada volunteers.

Special admin fee for Parks Canada volunteers.

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