Interlochen’s Sustainability & Nature Lecture and Cooking Series-Backyard and Wilderness First Aid: Don’t Let Safety Take A Hike!

  • Dates: August 2, 2023
  • Location: Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • 4000 J. Maddy Pkwy
  • Interlochen, MI 49643
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Sustainability & Nature Lectures are $20, while our food-based programs require a $40 registration fee. All events in this series require preregistration.

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  • About

    Backyard and Wilderness First Aid: Don’t Let Safety Take A Hike!

    In this session, paramedic and university professor Jim Sturgill shares his love of the outdoors and his years of knowledge as an EMS provider in both Michigan and Ohio to better prepare you for how to respond to an emergency, whether in the vast outdoors of Michigan or in your own backyard. You will learn what steps to take before you ever set out on your adventure, what supplies and skills will help prevent serious injuries, what to do if you sustain an injury, and how to prepare your own wilderness first aid kit. A minimal amount of planning can mean the difference between an exciting adventure and a weekend ruined because of a potentially preventable injury.                

    About the Presenter:              
    Jim Sturgill is a paramedic and college professor who calls Cheboygan home. He's happily married to his wife, Erin, and has one son, Jamie. Jim has been involved in emergency medicine since 2005.