Classes & Activities

Leave No Trace Seminar

February 11

When adventuring in the outdoors, there is nothing more important than protecting the areas we use and love. Leave No Trace is an internationally recognized program that utilizes a set of ethics that helps us to understand how to reduce out impact in the back country as well as the front country. This training will give you a general knowledge of how to make good decisions to reduce your impact.
 

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

(RRC-ACA-SWR) River Rescue Certification RQ3/ACA Swiftwater Rescue with Sierra Rescue

February 13 - 14
A DYNAMIC water rescue course specifically written and designed for private boaters, kayakers and non-profit organizations! Basic river skills are a prerequisite! Emphasis is on identifying hazards and on RESCUE itself; both of self and others. This is the class you want as a boater to stay safe and know what to do if something goes wrong. The two day format makes the course more affordable and accessible. The course addresses the river rescue needs of rafters, cat boaters, kayakers, pack rafters, canoeists, riverboarders and SUP paddlers.
Program Fee: 
$250 HSU Students • $275 All Others
Day and Time: 
Friday & Saturday • 8:00 AM
Location: 
Trinity River Park
Notes: 
Participants must come prepared for full submersion.

(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

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