Trainings and Clinics

Join the ROPE staff as they provide information for beginner outdoor enthusiasts to expert adventurers on various topics including: backpacking in Texas, slacklining, basic camping skills, backcountry cooking, wilderness first aid, Leave No Trace environmental ethics, and more! Each fall we host a 2-day wilderness first aid course instructed by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School. In the spring we offer a Leave No Trace Trainer course which includes an overnight camping component.

Wilderness First Aid:                                           

Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course from the Wilderness Medicine Institute covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics. In just two days, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, scout leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. It does not include CPR.

February 14 & 15 

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Rice University Recreation Center

 Pricing: Rice University Affiliates $150 • Community $200

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Leave No Trace Trainer:

Trainer courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees, and other outdoor professionals. Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain the skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family. Participants learn the concepts of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings-schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace:

• Plan Ahead and Prepare
• Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
• Dispose of Waste Properly
• Leave What You Find
• Minimize Campfire Impacts
• Respect Wildlife
• Be Considerate of Other Visitors