Winter 2016-17 Education Events


Baker City - Monday, Nov. 7th at 7pm

Baker County Fairgrounds Extension Center - 2600 East Street
**1 hour presentation followed by .5 hour SAR-specific avalanche rescue

La Grande - Wednesday, Nov. 16th, at 6:30 at EOU in Ackerman Hall, Room 210

The Wallowa Avalanche Center presents a FREE 1.5 hour clinic which focuses
on the fundamentals of traveling safely in the winter environment where
avalanche hazards exist.  The presentation addresses avalanche hazard
awareness, tour planning, familiarity with avalanche center advisories,
basic equipment considerations, and the need for skill in companion

Join EOU Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator and WAC Forecaster Michael
Hatch for an engaging evening of avalanche awareness training at EOU
(Ackerman Hall, 210) at 6:30pm-8:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov 16th, 2016.
This evening presentation is packed with information aimed at anyone who
is serious about winter recreation. Snowmobile riders and backcountry
skiiers are especially encouraged!

You will learn:

  • How to identify avalanche terrain
  • Planning your travel in avalanche terrain
  • The basic requirements for an avalanche
  • The warning signs that snow is unstable
  • Using information from an avalanche center

Further educational information
The Wallowa Avalanche Center sponsors avalanche awareness presentations at
no cost to the public.

EOU's Outdoor Adventure Program hosts AIARE Level 1 Course.

I will also be teaching an AIARE Level 1 course up at EOU for Winter Term.
Participants not wanting EOU credit for the course can register directly
with the Outdoor Adventure Program up at EOU in Hoke 118. The cost is

EOU AIARE Level 1 Course Dates: Every other Tuesday evening from 6-8pm
starting on Jan. 10th through March 14th. Two field days are also
required. These will be Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th from 8am
to 5pm.

For more information, contact EOU Outdoor Adventure Program Coordinator,
Michael Hatch at or call 541-962-3621.