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Short-term Desert Survival course to be offered at Discovery Park Campus

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Short-term Desert Survival course to be offered at Discovery Park Campus

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College will be offering a short-term Desert Survival course at its Discovery Park Campus on two consecutive weekends—March 23/ 24 and 30/31. EAC Biology instructor and Coordinator of the Discovery Park Campus, Mike McCarthy, will teach the class, section #7818. The one-credit class will be conducted in a two-weekend format with each class meeting on two consecutive Friday nights from 6-8:30 p.m. and then the following Saturday mornings from 7-11 a.m.

Students will learn the conditions of a desert environment that make it dangerous as well as how to prepare for desert survival. Students will prepare a survival kit and will learn about signaling, building a fire, and water purification.

To register for the class, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at When registering for the Desert Survival class, ask to be enrolled in class section #7818. Students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship which covers the full cost of in-state tuition. This one-credit class will cost $50 for other Arizona Residents. However, in many cases, current EAC students can add these classes to their schedule at no additional cost. Call the College to find out if you can add these classes for free.

No books are required for this class. Students should plan to meet at Discovery Park Campus in Safford on the days of the classes.