Field Courses

"Colorado Outdoor Recreation Expedition (CORE) is a field based semester within the Recreation and Outdoor Education program at Western State Colorado University, allowing students to gain hands on field experience in outdoor recreational pursuits. Students are taught fundamental skills through experiential education which help to build a solid foundation for future career p...aths. Through volunteer work we as students strive to better the community while gaining experience within different aspects of the recreation industry" -- Kelsey Haun, CORE 2012 Team Member!

 

 

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Western State Colorado University CORE 2012

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Meet the CORE Tribe 2012

Dr. Mark A. Gibson Professor CORE 2012
Dr. Mark A. Gibson Professor CORE 2012

 

Betsy (Bootstrap) LeClair CORE 2012 Teaching Assistant
Betsy (Bootstrap) LeClair CORE 2012 Teaching Assistant
Carson Wagner CORE 2012 Tribe Member!
Carson Wagner CORE 2012 Tribe Member!
Rosa Greeley CORE 2012 Team Member
Rosa Greeley CORE 2012 Team Member
Corey Clawson CORE 2012 Team Member
Corey Clawson CORE 2012 Team Member
Ethan Dull CORE 2012 Team Member
Ethan Dull CORE 2012 Team Member
Henry Osborne CORE 2012 Team Member
Henry Osborne CORE 2012 Team Member
Kelsey Haun CORE 2012 Team Member
Kelsey Haun CORE 2012 Team Member
Tim Speca CORE 2012 Team Member
Tim Speca CORE 2012 Team Member
Rob Orban CORE 2012 Team Member
Rob Orban CORE 2012 Team Member
Joey Carpenter CORE 2012 Team Member
Joey Carpenter CORE 2012 Team Member
Josh Stupka CORE 2012 Team Member
Josh Stupka CORE 2012 Team Member
Karl Manz CORE 2012 Team Member
Karl Manz CORE 2012 Team Member
Matt Hamilton CORE 2012 Team Member
Matt Hamilton CORE 2012 Team Member
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The CORE Team will be with Crested Butte Mountain Guides getting their AAIRE Avalanche Level 1 Certifications. This will allow us to travel as a group into the backcountry using their newly acquired skills to make more educated decisions for safe backcountry travel. After the class, hopefully, a Beacon, Shovel, and Probe will be standard gear for backcountry skiing. Check out Crested Butte Mountain Guides at:
http://www.crestedbutteguides.com/

Crested Butte Mountain Guides

www.crestedbutteguides.com

The Crested Butte Mountain Guides have over fifteen years of working and playing in the Elk Mountain in the heart of the Rockies.

 Courses for CORE, Spring Semester 2012

Applications are available by emailing

Dr. Mark A. Gibson mgibson@western.edu

 

  • ROE 295 Snow Based, 3 credits
  • ROE 296 Land Based, 3 credits
  • ROE 293 Water Based, 3 credits
  • ROE 320 LNT Master Trainer, 3 credits.
  • ROE 398 Program Planning, 3 credits

 15 Credits Total

  • ROE 496 Field Experience option (up to 6 credits) will be available for students who have already completed any of the aforementioned courses.

"The CORE Program will be based at Western State Colorado University and focus on multi-day expeditions here in the United States.  Although we will be in the field a majority of the time, students must have housing arrangements during the Spring 2012 Semester.  Students must be admitted to the ROE program to participate.  If you are interested, please fill-out the attached application and submit to Dr. Mark A. Gibson, Room 220, Wright Gym, by Friday, October 14, 2011".

The CORE program is a field-based semester allowing students the opportunity to gain knowledge by active participation in the following areas:

Knowledgeable
•  adventure education programming
•  snow, land, and water based outdoor pursuits
•  leave No Trace Master Trainer Certification
•  environmental education
•  interpretation of natural and cultural history
•  wilderness leadership

Thinkers
•  who use creative and critical thinking strategies to manage complex issues, problems, or tasks;
•  who monitor their own thinking, decisions and concepts and who can adapt to other’s ways of thinking and have empathy for opposing views;
•  who analyze decisions made and actions taken in order to develop a broader base of information for future judgment and decision making; and
•  who can identify and maintain a positive contribution to decisions and make sound judgments in a variety of environments, relative to the need and outcome

Self-Directed Learners
•  who independently set and/or modify priorities, goals, expectations and persevere to completion;
•  who monitor and evaluate their own progress and take responsibility for their own actions;
•  who develop a plan for completion of their academic pursuits and career; and
• who adapt flexible study habits to fit the CORE environment and are then able to utilize those abilities in future years.

Communicators
•  who express ideas clearly through writing, speaking, interviewing, and discussion;
•  who match communication to diverse audiences, purposes, and circumstances; and
•  who comprehend what is read, heard, and observed through written and verbal means.

Producers
•  who use various resources and technology to present an original product or performance;
•  who develop a product or performance which fits into the context of CORE or an agency, with attention to aesthetics, efficiency, appropriate content, and educative appeal;
•  who cooperatively work within the confines of CORE and the larger industry; and
•  who produce a product or performance of professional quality and substance.

Collaborators
•  who exhibit positive interpersonal behaviors while still remaining true to their own needs and social values;
•  who contribute to group productivity while allowing others to grow and learn; and
•  who use problem solving strategies on diverse logistical and social problems.

Community Contributors
•  who contribute their time, energies, and talents toward community needs
•  who develop working knowledge and skills to use decision making styles appropriate to the situation;
•  who, as leaders of the group, use an appropriate leadership style based on group need, maturity level, task, and personal skills; and
•  who develop conflict management and resolution skills appropriate to the situation.

Applications are now available for Spring, 2012 and are due by:

Friday, October 14, 2011

See Below for Application and Information


Please contact Mark A. Gibson  mgibson@western.edu to recieve an email attachment of the appliction.
 

Program focus includes:
  • team building
  • communication
  • leadership skills
  • problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • environmental ethics and interpretation
  • wilderness survival skills. 

 

Core 2

Students examine and develop ethical practices and behavior for those utilizing wilderness resources and skills relating to planning, organizing, and executing a backcountry outing.

 

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Expedition (CORE) Spring Semester 2012

Application and Information

Please contact Mark A. Gibson @ mgibson@western.edu

to receive an email attachment copy!

Make this the best semester of your life!