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Adam Bavier teaches outdoor leadership, risk management, facilitation and technical skills for the Outdoor Recreation Industry Studies program. These courses get students out of the classroom and into the field to gain experience thinking, planning and performing as guides, instructors and interpreters. Outdoor education philosophy and theory provide the foundation for application as student's work to grow their experience as expedition leaders and participants.

His professional interests include emotional first aid and behavioral first response, exploring identity through outdoor recreation, and systems for communicating risk tolerance in recreational parties.

Field Experience

Adam led field science expeditions with high school and college students into Yellowstone National Park to collect data for park wildlife studies for seven years. Before that he worked at the Mt. Rainier Institute and in southern California leading rock climbing trips into Joshua Tree National Park. He moved to the Grand Valley in 2020 to help the EUREKA! Science Museum establish an Environmental and Adventure Education program and spent three semesters as an adjunct faculty member before joining CMU full-time in 2022.