Our Educational Programs
The Willmore Wilderness Foundation has a mandate to educate the public about long-established skills that were used to survive in the mountains, and offers educational programs. The Foundation is especially focused on educating young people about traditional activities that are practiced in the Park and the eastern slopes. The Foundation is supporting educational programs like the Trappers Education Program.
Trappers Education Program: Trapping has been a traditional activity that has taken place in the Willmore Wilderness Park and surrounding area. To ensure that humane trapping continues in the Willmore, the Foundation is sponsoring young people to participate in the Alberta Trappers Association’s 28-hour program. It is being offered as an evening course. The program is designed to upgrade and standardize the knowledge and skills of trappers and to provide an update of the latest developments in the industry. It introduces the students to the main subject areas of importance to wild fur management. This program will educate young people in skills that were traditional to the Willmore Wilderness and surrounding areas. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate for the course.
Mountain Horsemanship Skill:
Other courses include:
– Youth Trapper Education – Horsemanship Clinic – Colt Starting Clinic – Basic Farrier Clinic – Packing Clinic – Chainsaw Safety Courses
People & Peaks Productions Educational & Training Videos
The Packhorse Pete Series is a popular three-part training series on how to tie a Diamond Hitch.