HPW 490/690 Section 791


​Lifespan Adventure Education

Earn UW-Stevens Point credit by attending the
34th Annual Wisconsin Adventure in Outdoor Education
"Skills and Thrills in the Outdoors"
This extremely popular spring event is held in both formal and informal settings at the Wausau School Forest. Registration, dinner, games and challenge activities are scheduled for Friday evening. General sessions in biking, hiking, birding, fishing, wellness and curriculum design - to name a few - are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

This workshop is intended for practicing professionals (teachers, health promotion specialists, agency leaders, recreation specialists) as a means of enhancing their personal skill and group leadership abilities. The course further serves as an opportunity to design and implement adventure programs into a variety of worksites.

Course Objectives:
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to develop adventure education wellness programming skills through active participation in workshop activities.
  • Provide participants an opportunity to design formal instructional packages to implement in workplaces with clients in school, agency and corporation settings.
  • Provide participants information on facilitation skills, instructional skills, wellness philosophy, organizational skills, technical skills, safety skills and environmental knowledge as they relate to wellness and adventure education programs.
The workshop offers both undergraduate and graduate credits. Up to 3 credits can be earned by engaging in the workshop and then creating teaching packages that can be implemented upon return to the work setting. Each student designs their own project, sets their own goals and identifies outcomes. Practical, immediately useful material and curriculum development is the focus of student projects. You may email John Munson for more information on the credit requirements.

Workshop Fee: $105 ($95 for full-time college students) You may email John Munson or call (715) 340-4855 to request a copy of the program brochure and application.

 Textbook Information

​There is no textbook for this course.

 WI Teacher Standards


​This course meets the following Wisconsin Teacher Standards.​

Content - WTS 1
Methods - WTS 2
Instruction - WTS 4
Management - WTS 5
Communication - WTS 6
Curriculum - WTS 7
Reflection - WTS 9
Professionalism - WTS 10

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction link to Teacher Standards descriptions and information. http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/standards.html


 Tuition and Fees


WI Undergraduate
1 credit: $269.53
2 credits: $539.06
3 credits $808.59

WI Graduate
1 credit: $431.57
2 credits: $863.14
3 credits: $1294.71

Tuition reflects Wisconsin resident off-campus rate.
Note: UWSP credit tuition is in addition to workshop fee.



Registration opens


Graduate - March 24


Undergraduate - April 14




Course Number
HPW 490 (Undergraduate)
HPW 690 (Graduate)


May 2 - 4
Wisconsin Adventure in Education Workshop held at Wausau School Forest, Mosinee, WI
Credit project due:
May 23, 2014
Wausau School Forest, Mosinee, WI


John Munson