89 forum posts
Hey all, I've got a job at my university at our Outdoor Pursuit Center, I've got my WFR, and all thats left to do is go on a 10 day backpack! On this course we've each been given a few teaching topics
My 20-30 Minute presentations are:
(These are meant to teach fellow instructors so they are prepared to be able to be prepared and answer any questions for students.)
-History of LNT
My 8-12Minute presentations is:
(This is the quick teach a student version, where our goal is to act as if our group were going on a weekend outing only)
-Expedition Behavior for Participant
Preface: I did search this website, but results were not great, and its pretty hard to navigate through the site search function! I've always gotten great information from the members here in the past and it'd be great to be able to help share more information with those I will be working with from yall!
Now i feel comfortable giving a short speech on each of them.. but not 20-30 minutes on them.
History of LNT:
I can find the History of LNT, and give a booming "set scene" intro about imagine the world 50 years ago... imagine this very spot! can you see it? yeah, me too... fire rings everywhere, toiletpaper stuffed under every rock, a turd or two just on the trail over there.. talk about WWII and how it helped change us from bush-crafting to carrying supplies, and yada yada yada... So I do not NEED articles or info on this, but if you have them I'm all ears!
Now this one, I'm worried about, I could easily do a short one, think about LNT rules... gotta be away from the kitchen... and yada yada! so would anybody have any good articles? I did do a search and found a video on here, but I would like to have some more than a 2 minute video to help me figure out what I'm going to say! I know you won't let me down trailspace!
This one I plan on basing off my NOLS briefing. We all sat around a white board and our instructor drew a bus, and told us, theres a lot of stuff we wanna bring on this trip and dont wanna bring! for example all our gear, thats a no brainer! but there are things that we gotta have in order to have a good trip, you know we want to bring that on the bus... and allowed us all to chime in and say what we needed to bring on that bus! and constantly on our trip, if someone was homesick or just too tired, we'd encourage him to get back on the bus!
From there, I will do what our school does before expeditions, and talk about things we can control and things we cannot, and we all have to realize that we cannot let whats out of control take us off the bus, because if you fall off the bus you could get hurt!
So I feel comfortable with this, and if anyone has some other cool ways to teach this, I'd love to hear!!
If you read all this, thank you! I'm really just a person that needs assurance before I take on a task like such. I know all the information yall share with me will be valuable and it will all be read and watched in its entirety as you did this thread! haha!
yall have a good one!
edit: this is what i found for campsite selection and will be reading it all tonight! http://www.trailspace.com/forums/backcountry/topics/118093.html\