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Classes in CPR, wilderness first aid, and the physics of nature have openings

The Recreation Department has openings in classes in CPR, wilderness first aid, and the physics of nature. Register over the phone at (831) 459-2806 or stop by the office at the East Field House.

CPR Heartsaver
Class 1: Friday, October 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Class 2: Friday, November 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Prepares individuals to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, including performing adult, child, and infant CPR, rescue breathing, accessing Emergency Medical Services, and preventing disease transmission. American Heart certification issued upon completion. Instructor is Jim Novotny.
Location: OPERS Conference Room, 2nd floor of East Field House
Cost: $22 (instruction & certification)

Wilderness First Aid
Sat. and Sun., October 22 and 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fast-paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. Wilderness Medicine Institute's curriculum includes dislocation reduction, focused spinal assessment, and epinephrine administration. Class does not include CPR. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies.
Location: Stevenson College Room 175
Cost: $125 (UCSC students), $175 (general)

The Magic of Physics in Nature
Sunday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join Joe Jordan of NASA/Ames on a beautiful, leisurely hike on private land up along our coast a few miles north of Santa Cruz -- to a 100-foot waterfall. We're hunting waves and rainbows, bubbles and crystals, echoes and mirages, whirlpools and shadows. Energy and the atmosphere will be prominent themes of the day. Discover intriguing connections between our everyday experience and the earliest moments of creation.
Location: depart from the Recreation Office Porch, East Field House
Cost: $20

For more information on these classes, visit the Recreation Department web site or call (831) 459-2806.

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