We Help You Bring Your Adventures to Life
We help you plan, organize and implement your adventures. Whether it’s an individual Stand Up Paddleboard lesson or a custom team build on the water, we guide you and make sure your safety is top priority and deliver adventures that you remember for a lifetime.
Contact The Expedition School in Austin, TX
Customer Support & Assistance:
Voice or Text: 512-626-6282
Mailing Address: The Expedition School, PO Box 5501, Austin, TX 78763
Physical Address on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas:
34 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St., Austin, TX 78702
In 2017, we expanded from offering medical support for the Texas Mountain Bike League to also offering Mountain Biking First Aid which is endorsed by the National Interscholastic Cycle Association (NICA). This eight-hour course was created by our medical team at The Expedition School to customize First Aid training in support of the athletes and coaches participating in the middle school and high school mountain bike league.
Whether we are Stand Up Paddling, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, hiking, climbing, running a teambuild program, or teaching safety courses, safety is always a top concern at The Expedition School. All participants are taught general safety skills and how to avoid or deal with specific risks. The School has a board of medical practitioners and physicians who review and approve all staff medical certifications, medical kits, and emergency medical protocols in each expedition location. All guides possess current certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer/BLS Provider, Automated External Defibrillators, and First Aid Training. All lead guides have at minimum Wilderness First Aid and Waterfront Lifeguarding certifications and access to the most effective form of communication in the area and, complete geographical knowledge of the area to be explored.
The Expedition School’s goals stand true through today—to reinvest in community by providing:
- quality, accessible and affordable outdoor education programs
- unique, hands-on, fun, engaging and professional safety courses
- excellent medical and aquatic support for special events
Individuals come away with new or renewed self-confidence, strengthened leadership, new perspectives, practical skills, knowledge, extraordinary memories, and a steward of the environment.
FACULTY AND STAFF
The Expedition School faculty are seasoned professionals who work as MDs, RNs, Paramedics, AEMTs, EMT-Bs, Waterfront Lifeguards—as well as professionally guide and recreate in the outdoors.
Our faculty bring real time scenarios by utilizing medical and aquatic cases from current journals, publications, periodicals, and books. We echo statistics and points from – local, – state, – national and – international reputable sources: the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); World Health Organization (WHO); State Health Services; Fish & Game; Parks and Wildlife Departments; and Parks and Recreation Departments.
Additionally, we are storytellers—passing on real occurrences—on prevention; recognition; and response situations from our Expedition School alumni to inspire our students in the classroom. Quality training and student empowerment build stronger communities.
Outdoor programming must inspire a collective and enriching experience. We work with all ages in all environments to ensure a transformative experience.
Teambuilding programs and custom-tailored expeditions are developed for each group we work with so that we can focus on the core initiatives, strategies and goals.
CPR/AED and professional safety classes should be fun and relevant to the medical incidences particular to the area of travel, exploration, or location of the business.
Our environmental initiatives are an integral part of all programs. The Expedition School imagines a cleaner world through empowering ownership and action in each of our students. Every program is dedicated to leaving the locale we explore cleaner than we found it. Furthermore, we hope that our alumni go on to implement these practices in their homes and communities as conscientious stewards of our planet.
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The Expedition School is committed to the environment. Since 2006, we have picked up over 5 tons of trash in and around Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX. Furthermore, we were proud recipients of the 2017 Litter Abatement Award from Keep Austin Beautiful for our dedication to our location on the lake. Wherever we explore, our goal is to have as little environmental footprint as possible and to leave our area cleaner than the conditions we found it in. Leave No Trace principles are taught and practiced in every program. We support locally owned and operated businesses who share this same ethos.
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All denominations are accepted for all programs.
SAFETY – Helping You Save
- 92+ lives have been saved by alumni of The Expedition School.
- 150,000+ athletes have been safely supported by our medical and aquatic team in races and special events
- 60,000+ individuals have safely participated in The Expedition School programs
LEARN. SAVE A LIFE. CHANGE THE WORLD