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Mount Washington Observatory is proud to partner with regional experts in a variety of fields to offer educational opportunities beyond the scope of our work in atmospheric science on Mount Washington.

While our offerings are always changing, recent past workshops have included White Mountains geology, landscape photography, land navigation, and alpine biology.

Have an idea for a workshop you'd like us to offer? Give us a call at (603) 356-2137, ext. 225 or email [email protected]

Upcoming Workshops

Winter Medicine

December 5-6, 2015 - This enhanced Wilderness First Aid Course offers the same nationally recognized certification, with increased emphasis on cold injury treatment and prevention.

Additional Information

This enhanced Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course covers all the WFA material, with additional depth and focus on cold/arctic conditions with both prevention and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, immersion foot, and more. Focus is on not just what to do, but how to do it, in remote settings with improvised tools. Taught under National guidelines, certification upon completion.

Presented by The Kane Schools, Wild & Rescue Medicine (TKS). TKS has been teaching wilderness and rescue medicine for over 40 years, and we’ve personally taught more people wild medicine than just about anyone, anywhere. You will be taught by folks who have done what they teach.


The fee for supporting members of the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory is $165 and $195 for non-members.

Physical Requirements

Course will be active…kneeling, lifting (w/help), lying on the ground. No hiking, climbing, etc., we will be on-site at the Weather Discovery Center in North Conway.

Gear Requirements

Folks are expected to dress for winter conditions and have waterproof rain gear. A day pack appropriate to the winter, with an extra layer or two will enhance the experience, but is not required.


Michelle Cruz, Director of Education
(603) 356-2137, ext. 225

Winter Trips

Winter Trips

Experience winter on Mount Washington, book your summit adventure today!

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Star Party Workshop

Star Party Workshop

The Star Party will be a fun and educational outing for students of astronomy of all ages and ability levels. No previous astronomy knowledge is needed.

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