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Nature Knowledge Workshop 2015


Nature Knowledge Workshop 2015
The Nature Knowledge Workshop (NKW) is the premier outdoor educational event held by the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club. This year, we will hold a revised program due to the constraints on overnight use of Foster Lodge after the fire. We will hold two separate daily programs on June 13 and 14, instead of the historic all-weekend event. You may attend either or both daily programs. See details at the NKW page.

Chapter Outings Leader I Training October 14, 2017

The Sierra Club Statement of Purpose begins, “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth.” In order to more effectively carry out this purpose, we need you as an outing leader.  To become a Level I Chapter Outing Leader (lead day hikes and car camps) you must:

1. Have been on at least four Sierra Club outings.
2. Be a Sierra Club member.
3. Be at least 18 years of age.
4. Attend the Level I Chapter Outing Leader training class.
5. Obtain a Red Cross Standard First Aid card or equivalent before proceeding to step 6.
6. Plan, publish and execute 2 evaluation outings before November 2018.

The COL1 Training session will be held on October 14, 2017. You will get classroom training on COL practices and policies and, optionally, Standard First Aid training and certification.  For more information on the Standard First Aid training and schedule, go to: http://www.firstaidgonewild.com

Class size is limited to 15. Sign-up before September 30 by contacting Stefanie Maio at Email: SD.COL.Training@gmail.com

Next year’s training will take place in May 2018.  Please check back at a later date for details.

Chapter Outings Leader II Training October 21, 2017

Mission Trails Park, San Diego.

Would you like to lead backpack trips for the Sierra Club or the Wilderness Basics Course? To do so, leaders are required to take COL II training. COL II training is offered twice a year. To sign up for this training, you must meet all 3 of the following criteria:

  1. Be a COL I with all certifications current.
  2. Have led at least 4 Type I trips (this includes your two COL I evaluations).
  3. Have graduated from the Wilderness Basics Course or its equivalent.

The class will be a fun day learning advanced leader techniques for planning and executing wilderness backpacking trips, plus a nice hike in Mission Trails Park!

Class size is limited to 15. Sign-up before October 7, 2017 by contacting Stefanie Maio via email at SD.COL.Training@gmail.com.

Bus Trips 2015 Overview

flowersAnza-Borrego Wildflower Bus Trip 2015

Saturday, March 14, Anza Borrego State Park

One of the blessings of living in San Diego is the opportunity to visit nearby Anza Borrego Desert State Park during the spring wildflower season. To take advantage of this opportunity, we would like you to join us on Saturday, March 14th, for a one day bus trip to the desert.

Registration Opens: Available now at http://www.sdsierraclub.org/


zionMemorial Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

May 21 – 25, Thursday – Monday, Zion National Park, Utah

This trip is back due to popular demand! Once again, we will offer a variety of backpacks in Zion National Park. Also there will be an option to base camp in Zion and go on dayhikes with our knowledgeable and fun leaders.

Registration Opens: March 6th, 6:00AM at http://www.sdsierraclub.org/


yosemiteIndependence Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

July 8 – July 12, Wednesday – Sunday, Yosemite National Park, CA

Note Date Change!

  • Glen Aulin and visiting the waterfalls along the Tuolumne
  • May Lakes with an optional hike up Mt Hoffman
  • Yosemite to Mammoth Lakes via Parker Pass

Registration Opens: May 1st, 6:00AM at http://www.sdsierraclub.org/

kearsagepassLabor Day Backpack Bus Trip 2015

August 12 – August 16, Wednesday – Sunday, Eastern Sierras

We will visit the areas close to Onion Valley (Independence, CA) in mid-August.

We anticipate offering several backpacks that include going over scenic Kearsage Pass.

Registration Opens: June 15th, 6:00AM at http://www.sdsierraclub.org/

Sierra Club Election

JMuirThose eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot in early March. This will include information on the candidates. You can also visit the Club’s election web site for additional information about candidates: http://www.sierraclub.org/board/election

Bus Trips 2015

bus-tour The bus trips for 2015 are all set to go!

Check out the overview at here or see more details on each trip at http://www.sdsierraclub.org/