News from Njord

Njord will be hosting two courses in the spring of 2014, a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and a Leave No Trace (LNT) Masters course .

The dates are:

6th- April15th for the WFR course

23rd to April 27th for the the Leave No Trace Masters course

Downoad course information & prices (English & Norwegian) WFR and LNT courses spring 2014

Our hope is to help establish the Nærøyfjordenversarvsparken as a safe and environmental destination and the center for LNT & WMI courses in Norway for the future. We would like to invite those businesses in the area that we feel will benefit greatly and in turn benefit the towns and communities of the area.

The two organizations are branches of NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School – www.nols.edu ), the world leading school in wilderness education.

WFR (Wilderness First Responder) Course:
http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wfr.shtml (11day intensive course)

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

We arrange this course in cooperation with Crossing Latitudes, more about the course on http://crossinglatitudes.com/wmi-courses

Video: WMI WFR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5awzSeTQM8
LNT (Leave No Trace) Masters Course:
http://www.nols.edu/lnt/principles.shtml (5 day course)

Leave No Trace is a national education program dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible recreational practices through education, research and partnerships. The Leave No Trace program is a partnership of federal land management agencies, outdoor educators, conservation groups, manufacturers, outdoor retailers, user groups and individuals who share a commitment to preserving and protecting our public lands.

Leave No Trace Master Educator courses were developed by the National Outdoor Leadership School and are the highest level of Leave No Trace training offered. The Master Educator course is an extensive course designed to train educators and others ways to practice and teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics. The Master Educator course provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Leave No Trace techniques through practical application in a field setting.

Leave No Trace Creation and History
The US Forest Service formalized a partnership with NOLS in 1990 to develop a written Leave No Trace educational curriculum for wildland visitors.
NOLS’ involvement in the program marked the beginning of the partnership model that continues to the present day. NOLS also developed the ethics and experiential training aspects of the LNT program, the capstone of which is a five-day Master Educator Course for land managers, outfitters and outdoor educators. In 1994, NOLS helped to found the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Boulder,Colorado.

Video Leave No Trace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87McXuyO5uc

Contact: ervin@kajakk.com for details on booking

The courses are supported by Flåm Guide Service, Nærøyfjorden Verdsarvpark, Nærøyfjorden verneområde, Flåm Camping og Vandrarheim and Norwegian Centres of Expertise – Tourism (Fjord Norway)