Classes & Activities

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Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

October 7 - 21
Learn what Einstein’s theory teaches us about space, time, and time travel using almost no math.
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Food For Fitness

October 8
Understand the importance of protein and fat for health and fitness. We will talk about the myths of carbohydrates and sugar and about nutritional timing and supplementation for better fitness results.
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 5:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Room 122

Knots Seminar

October 8

Outdoor enthusiasts use an assortment of ropes and knots for outdoor skills. Many of these same knots can be useful for a variety of everyday uses, ranging from camping, climbing, sailing, loading vehicles, and more. This seminar will cover various knots including hitches, bends, loops and other important knots. If you would like to have the mystery taken out of knot tying, this class is for you!

Program Fee: 
FREE
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Notes: 
No prior registration needed

Wine Tasting 101

October 8
Ever wonder what swirling wine in the glass was about? What do the “legs” really mean? This two hour class will show you how to understand and appreciate wine. To be held at Libation on the plaza in Arcata. This is the first class of their four class wine appreciation series and can be used for that series.
Program Fee: 
$20 HSU Students • $25 All Others
Day and Time: 
Wednesday • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Libation 761 8th Street, Suite D, Arcata, CA
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class.

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

Women's Backpacking

October 10 - 12

Join us for a backpacking outing specifically catered to women! This trip is ideal for those looking for a chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of the wilderness with an opportunity to make friends with like-minded ladies. The destination will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting. No previous experience necessary!

Topics Include: 
Gear, clothing, food, packing and backpacking basics
Program Fee: 
$65 HSU Students • $79 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, camping/permit fees, and instructional materials. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Tuesday • October 7 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Day and Time: 
Trip Departs Friday • 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline: 
Monday • October 6

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayakers

October 17 - 19 & October 25 - 26
Learn to be a fun, safe, and effective whitewater kayak instructor! This course will help aspiring instructors improve their teaching abilities, while adhering to the ACA’s golden standard of excellence. We will explore teaching styles, as well as student learning styles, practice teaching skills and giving presentations both on and off of the water. The course will cover teaching progressions for hard skills and boating concepts. You will also have lots of opportunity to hone your own personal paddling skills and technique. Candidates are tested on teaching ability, technical knowledge, and the ability to perform rescues and maintain safety. Modeling ability, paddling skill, and communication skills will also be assessed. This class is tons of FUN, and a great opportunity for personal paddling and instructional growth. The ACA is a world-wide organization, dedicated to promoting safety and education in paddle sports, and the golden standard for kayak instruction in the country. For more information about the American Canoe Association and this certification, please visit www.americancanoe.org/?page=Become_an_Instructor.
Program Fee: 
Level 1: $180 HSU Students, $200 All others; Level 2: $280 HSU Students, $300 All others; Level 3: $380 HSU Students, $400 All others; Level 4: $480 HSU Students, $500 All others
Day and Time: 
Level 1 certification concludes at the end of the first weekend. Levels 2 - 4 must attend both weekends. In general, we will meet every morning at 8:30 AM and participants should expect to be on the water until 5:30 pm. Some times and locations may change during the class depending on conditions.
Location: 
October 17: HSU’s Recreation and Wellness Center Room 124 at 8:30 AM ; October 18: Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at 8:30 AM ; October 19: Recreation and Wellness Center’s Room 124 at 8:30 AM; October 25-26: Meeting at TBD at 8:30 AM
Notes: 
Participants will travel to the Trinity River for the weekend. You will have the option of camping out on the river, or commuting to class every day. Participants that cannot provide their own gear will be able to rent from Center Activities at a discounted rate.

Intermediate Surfing

October 12

Are you ready to get out of the whitewater and surf real waves? Join us for the continuation of Introduction to Surfing with a progression of skills from paddling out to the line-up to negotiating the waves. Surf gear is provided, or you're welcome to bring your own. Transportation will be by carpool. 

Prerequisite: 
Introduction to Surfing or instructor approval
Program Fee: 
$59 HSU Students • $69 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instructors, surfboard, wetsuit, booties, and instructional materials
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 9 • 6:00 pm • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 8

EMT Refresher

October 17 - 19

Current or less than 1 year expired NREMT candidates who wish to maintain national certification can also take this course for the "Transition" updated curriculum. Additional prerequisites required for Transition/Refresher candidates. Please contact EMT instructors at hsuemt@gmail.com for additional information.

Prerequisite: 
Current EMT Certification or less than 1 year expired and a current CPR for the Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer
Program Fee: 
$175 HSU Students, $195 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: 
Nelson Hall East 102 • Goodwin Forum
Notes: 
This class does not include a CPR recertification. Please enroll in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer to fulfill this prerequisite if you are not current.

Introduction to Rock Climbing: Outdoor

October 18

This course is designed as an introduction to the sport of rock climbing with an emphasis on climbing for enjoyment and health. The course will cover the basic skills needed for technical rock climbing, to include safety considerations, climbing techniques, use of equipment, basic knots, belaying and rappelling.

Program Fee: 
$49 HSU Students, $64 All Others
Program Fee Includes: 
Instruction, all rock climbing equipment and permit fees. Transportation will be by carpool.
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • October 16 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lobby
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • October 15

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