At Sierra Nevada College, success is not only measured in grades and degrees, but also in the grandeur of one’s goggle tan.
Our environment’s surrounding lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater system, reservoirs, canals, levees and ditches are highly managed, according to Andy Rost, assistant professor of Science and Technology. For the first time in roughly 10 years, Rost is reviving the Hydrology course in Sierra Nevada College’s Earth Science curriculum.
Daryl Teittinen wakes up in the morning on a gorgeous day and either throws on a pair of Garmont Radium ski boots, Chaco sandals, or La Sportiva TC Pro climbing shoes. Such choices are for a typical day out in the wilderness for Teittinen, adjunt professor of Outdoor Adventure Leadership (ODAL). Teittinen started working at Sierra Nevada College in January 2012, helping out with the Outdoor Skills 101 class, and now works as the main instructor for the class.
EnvironmentalFrom camping and hiking, to learning about organic farming and observing elephant seals and the environment’s ecosystems, Assistant Professor Andy Rost and his Fundamentals of Environmental Interpretation class learned it all on March 7-9 at California’s Central Coast.
Vail Resorts has partnered up with Sierra Nevada College in offering unique and hands-on internships to Ski Business and Resort Management (SBMR) students. According to Tim Cohee, program director of Ski and Resort Business, the partnership is a new relationship and doesn’t officially start until fall 2013.
Before spring semester began, students who enrolled in a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course spent 10 long days learning to recognize, prevent and treat wilderness medicine emergencies.
Eleven Outdoor Adventure Leadership students spent three days and two nights at the Ludlow Hut, living a simple but busy life in the backcountry over the weekend of Feb. 8-10. The students traveled to the Ludlow Hut to gain winter backcountry knowledge and leadership experience.