OUT 218 River Orientation II

2 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Prerequisite: OUT 116, OUT 138

This course provides advanced-level experience in whitewater raft handling and water reading skills through direct experiences on selected rivers. Students will learn advanced rafting techniques, river trip planning, advanced river safety procedures, equipment, logistics, camp management, hazard evaluation, minimum impact techniques, and the natural history of river environments. Added emphasis will be placed on approaching material from the professional river-guide’s perspective. Minimum age: 17.