Anake Outdoor School

Anake Outdoor School
Welcome to the Anake Outdoor School Program.

The Wilderness Awareness School and Western State Colorado University have developed a partnership to provide college credit for the Anake Outdoor School year-long course. In addition  to 18 special topics college credits in the subjects of ROE, BIOL, and ENVS, students will graduate with a Permaculture Design Certificate. This internationally recognized certification is given through the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia.
Once a student enrolls in the Anake Outdoor School program, credit registration is available through Western Extended Studies. Upon successful completion of the program and course assignments due, college credit is awarded.

Credit Registration

STEP 1: Register for the Anake Outdoor School program at Wilderness Awareness School.

STEP 2: Click HERE to download credit registration packet for the Anake Outdoor School program.

STEP 3: Follow these steps to complete registration:

  1. Download, carefully read, and complete the Anake Outdoor School Course Credit Registration Packet.
  2. Complete, sign and initial all designated areas in Sections B and C (required).
  3. Complete and sign Section D (optional).                
  4. Carefully review Payment Instructions (Cash, AmeriCorps, or 529 plan). Make sure this section is complete.
  5. Return Sections B, C, and D to the Extended Studies Office by email, fax, or mail.
  6. Keep all other information with you in an accessible place for reference. 

​​​​IMPORTANT:  Registration and full payment for credit should be received by our office no later than two weeks before the first day of a course. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed. Registrations are processed in the order they are received. If received less than two weeks before the course start date, processing is not guaranteed. Registration requests to process AmeriCorps or 529 plan funding for Anake Outdoor School tuition and fees must be submitted no later than 30 days before the Anake Outdoor School payment deadline for course fees.

Course Assignments

Within three weeks of the completion of each Anake Outdoor School trimester, complete a written reflection paper based upon the writing prompts assigned to you by your Anake instructor and using writing guidelines found here.


Registration forms and check payments may be mailed to:

Extended Studies
600 N. Adams, Taylor Hall 303
Gunnison, CO 81231

Make checks out to: Western State Colorado University

Registration forms, assignments and questions may be sent by email or fax:

Email: outdoorprograms@western.edu
Fax: 970.943.7068