Attention SCA AmeriCorps alumni and anyone else with an AmeriCorps Education Award: you can apply your award toward registration fees, lodging, and even travel to attend the 25th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) in Portland, OR October 3-5, 2018. You can even earn a college credit.
Here’s how it works:
- Western State Colorado University (WSCU) has partnered with NOLS, SCA’s WRMC co-sponsor, to offer college credit to NOLS students who also enroll with WSCU
- WSCU recognizes WRMC as an accredited course, meaning you may apply any available AmeriCorps Education Award funding toward your WRMC registration, as well as eligible travel and room and board expenses
- WCSU also will issue you one college credit, provided you satisfactorily complete all reporting requirements
Yes, there is paperwork involved and you’ll need to submit your post-WRMC analysis (minimum seven pages) before the end of October, but you could avoid paying hundreds of dollars and perhaps more out of pocket by applying your AmeriCorps Education Award to conference costs.
Of course, you’ll also expand your risk management skill set, learn from top case studies, gain crucial new insights, and build your career network all at the same time. There is no other educational experience like WRMC, whether you’re an outdoor professional or a weekend warrior.
Learn more at www.western.edu/outdoorprograms. WRMC is sponsored by SCA, NOLS, and Outward Bound.