Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer Wilderness Skills Preview

We're always looking for ways to get the kids learning about, and in, the great outdoors. During the upper elementary and middle years, Tris has found paradise at Maine Conservation School in Bryant Pond (near Bethel). They have one-, two-, and four-week programs all the way through Junior Maine Guide training for high schoolers. It's a collaboration between UMaine, 4-H, and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Which means it's all very safe (but don't expect a lot of clothes changing and washing to go on while you're not looking - hey, the dirtier the better, right?).

To catch a preview of the summer's activities, check out the Youth Field Day Saturday, June 4th. It's free! "Events scheduled so far include .22 rifle range, archery, fly-tying & casting, ATV safety, Falconer Larry Barnes, backyard Bass with Emily Jones from ME DIFW, more activities being added daily. Lunch will be provided for a small fee...call us for details - 207-665-2068"