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Educators using adventure activities to help others learn
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Frequently we are asked by parents of prospective students “what can you do with an Adventure Education degree?” Here is a list of the top 5 job opportunities for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Adventure Education:
School-based outdoor education and adventure education programs These are typically programs in independent schools. This past year one of our AE students did an internship at Timberline Academy in Durango, and then was immediately hired as a teacher at that school. Other examples of schools that hire staff to run their outdoor programs include Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Sandia Prep and Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque, NM, Chapman School in California, a large number of prep schools in New England (i.e. Proctor Academy, Holderness School, White Mountain School, etc), Wasatch Academy in Utah currently has one of our AE majors interning there in their Outdoor Program.
College recreation programs Last spring we posted a job for an Outdoor Recreation Director at Harvard University which required a B.A. in Adventure Education. Last year one of our AE graduates interned at a 2 year college in Coeur de Alene, Idaho. Another of our AE graduates did an internship with the University of Las Vegas-Nevada.
Adventure Therapy or Wilderness Therapy programs such as Open Sky Wilderness based in Durango, CO. Last year our AE 450 class “Organization and Administration of Adventure Education” did an extensive accreditation review project with Open Sky. Other therapeutic programs are in almost every state.
Environmental Education programs such as Keystone Environmental Center. Many states have an outdoor/environmental education center that school districts send all their 6th graders to for a week. These programs hire staff. Another of our AE graduates did an internship with Southwest Conservation Corps.
Other Independent programs such as Boojum Institute in California (works with school, community and corporate groups), ropes course programs and of course seasonal work in programs such as Outward Bound and NOLS. Our Adventure Education program sent another of our AE graduates to intern with an environmental canopy tours program in North Carolina.
As you can see from the list above, there are MANY job opportunities for employment with a degree in Adventure Education. The Bureau of Labor statistics also predicts that from 2010-2024 jobs in this category are expected to grow faster than average.

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Winter Semester 2013 is in full swing in Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College.  More students are discovering our secret (but public) school in Durango Colorado that is wonderfully affordable!  Tuition for in-state averages $4800.00 per year and out-of-state $16,072.00 
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Teleski class at Molas Pass on the Colorado Trail near Durango CO
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Fall 2012 Immersion Semester First Expedition (7 photos)
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One of the unique program offerings that the Bachelor of Arts degree has is the "Immersion" semester. 
This is a  15-credit immersion semester where you take only Adventure Education courses, spending 4 to 10 days at a time backpacking and canoeing in the mountains and deserts of the Four Corners region. Courses include Wilderness Expedition (AE 201), Adventure Leadership (AE 210), Teaching Methods for Adventure Educators (AE 220), Wilderness First Responder (230), Challenge Course Fundamentals (AE 251).  Students participate in outdoor education, learning by doing what they will be teaching others.
Check out our Facebook Group page "Adventure Education at Fort Lewis College" for more photos of these expeditions, as well as other AE courses.
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Some of our Adventure Education students helping out the local high school kids with their outdoor training.

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Durango makes the list as runner up to Best Adventure Hub WORLDWIDE! Second only to NZ? Thanks, Outside Magazine!! bit.ly/FOnNqs

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Conference brings adventure education professionals to Fort LewisCollege campus

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Check out this class from the Adventure Education program at Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado doing what they love....... learning and living outdoors. Although adventure education is not entirely about being outside, the immersion semester is a unique program because it allows student to be in the field for extended periods of time. See these students canoeing deep in the canyon walls of the San Juan River and hear their ideas about the meaning of Adv. Ed.

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Check out this great new program that Steve House has put together for aspiring alpinists
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