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(RRC-Pro) River Rescue Certification Professional Course with Sierra Rescue

February 13 - 15
An Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast paced, scenario based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary. This curriculum is for river guides and kayakers that spend a good portion of their lives on the river in a professional capacity, and therefore have a solid base of boating and basic rescue skills already.
Prerequisite: 
Current River Guide, completed guide school, some rescue training in the use of throw bags, basic knots and anchors.
Program Fee: 
$300 HSU Students • $325 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
Trinity River Park
Notes: 
Participants must come prepared for full submersion.

Introduction to Archery

February 14

Introduction to Archery is open to archers of every skill level. This course is designed to introduce beginning archers to the basic fundamentals of the sport in accordance with the National Training System; this includes: proper posture and alignment, aiming, the release and follow through. This class will utilize the hands-on application of using a bow and arrow in conjunction with demonstrations and lectures. This course will also discuss the proper care and use of archery equipment.
 

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $35 All Others
Day and Time: 
Saturday • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Center 126
Notes: 
Participants will need to bring $5 on the day of the class to pay for equipment rental
Registration Deadline: 
Friday • February 13

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

February 15

This is a one-day excursion to the snow for first time cross-country skiers and for those who wish to improve their skills. You will receive individual instruction in cross-country skiing including flatland and downhill techniques. Bring a friend or family member and enjoy a day in the snow!

Program Fee: 
$44 HSU Students • $59 All Others
Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting: 
Thursday • February 12 • 6:00 PM • Recreation & Wellness Center Lounge
Day and Time: 
Sunday • TBD
Registration Deadline: 
Wednesday • February 11

Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity Simply Explained

Feb 17 – 26
This year is the 100 year anniversary of Albert Einstein’s crowning achievement that overthrew the laws of physics that had stood for some 200 years with his Theory of Relativity.  By doing thought experiments Einstein was able to create a new way of looking at space, time, and motion.  This class is an introduction to this counter-intuitive topic where you will learn about spacetime, time travel, the Twin’s Paradox and more.

Einstein is quoted as saying that when instructing the teacher should make the subject as simple as possible without making it wrong.  That is our goal here!  To strip away all the unnecessary jargon, math, and complexity and get down to the essential core so that you can, with some effort on your part, come to understand one of the all-time most amazing achievements of the human mind.

The class is open to everyone of all ages and education levels.  There are no prerequisites.  However, you are encouraged to contact the instructor directly for some resources that will help you prepare for the class.  There are some very good resources online that he can direct you to.  You can reach him at PhilLazzar@gmail.com.

 
Program Fee: 
$8 HSU Students • $13 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: 
HSU Science Building A 564

Beer Brewing 101

February 22

This one-day seminar will cover a variety of topics associated with all-grain brewing including some advanced techniques. The instructor will demonstrate the brewing process on a 1 barrel pub-style brew system. Some of the topics to be discussed will include sanitation/closed-system operations, an overview of brewhouse equipment, carbohydrate and protein conversion temperatures, bitterness/flavor/aroma extraction from hops, yeast management, and many others. The students will benefit from a hands-on style presentation where they will experience the brewing process first hand while discussing related topics. Visit the Humboldt Regeneration Brewery and Farm website for more information.

Program Fee: 
$45 HSU Students • $50 All Others
Day and Time: 
Sunday • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 
Humboldt Regeneration 2320 Central Ave. Unit F, Mckinleyville, 95519 (Behind AAA Storage)
Notes: 
You must be 21 and over with a valid ID to register for this class. Parking is limited, parking available on Bates Road.

Wine Tasting 101

February 25
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.

Jazz Improvisation

February 24 - April 7

This class is geared toward the beginning or intermediate jazz improviser. Students will work together to gain the necessary skills to be effective soloists, learn fundamental chords and scales and the basics of swing rhythm. Students will also be introduced to the twelve bar blues and other essential jazz song forms. The class will learn classic jazz tunes and gain the ability to perform them in a unique and educated manner. 
 

Program Fee: 
$30 HSU Students • $38 All Others
Day and Time: 
Tuesdays • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: 
Recreation and Wellness Room 124
Notes: 
Each participant must have their own instrument

Women's Climbing Night

February 24
Calling all women climbers! Whether you’re brand new to climbing or a seasoned pro, this event is for you. Climb in a supportive environment with the help of knowledgeable staff, meet other climbers in our community, and explore opportunities for a rockin’ adventure! No prior experience is necessary. 
Drop-In Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Tuesday • 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: 
Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall

Women's Climbing Night

February 24
Calling all women climbers! Whether you’re brand new to climbing or a seasoned pro, this event is for you. Climb in a supportive environment with the help of knowledgeable staff, meet other climbers in our community, and explore opportunities for a rockin’ adventure! No prior experience is necessary. 
Program Fee: 
$5
Day and Time: 
Tuesday • 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: 
SRC West Climbing Wall

ACA Instructor Certification Workshop for Whitewater Kayak

February 27 - March 1 & March 7 - 8
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: 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the first weekend and Saturday and Sunday for the second. Level 1 and 2 certification conclude by the end of the first weekend. Levels 3 - 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.
Location: 
Day 1: Stone Lagoon Visitor Center

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