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Take Fabulous Photos of Flora and Fauna in your World (Start Anytime!)
with BoomerTECH Adventures
Explore how to take beautiful photos of flowers, plants, and wildlife. Four easy-to-follow videos demonstrate and give examples of each of the topics: Using focus, exposure and HDR features to capture the beauty of your surroundings; avoiding blurry images; composing your images; and editing options that turn so-so images into stunning images. Build your repertoire of photographic strategies. This course is made for you if you want to learn to use your camera or significantly upgrade your skills and abilities.
Animals Around Us
with Brad Rounds
Get great information about wildlife common to Southern Maine and the White Mountains. Designed for hikers, woods-walkers, hunters and anyone who enjoys animals. It’s all about sign: prints, scats, tracks, habits, and sounds. Why learn about animal sign? Because there is a lot more of it to experience than animals themselves and adds a fun dimension to time in the woods, even if your guesses are wrong some of the time!
with Daniel LeClair
Does the idea of owning and flying a drone appeal to you but you’re not sure of all the ins & outs - or all the applications drones have? Here’s a great introduction covering the operation of various models, hands-on flight practice, uses across industries, FAA regulations, risks, insurance, career opportunities & more! Working (or thinking about a career) in real estate, construction, transportation, insurance, public safety, photography? Discover how Mainers are using drones in their business settings, and how you could start your own business! We’ll also talk about opportunities for further training! There’s a good bit of technical reading involved, and you should be comfortable browsing the internet.
with Brad Rounds
Start from ground zero - learn more about hiking, snowshoeing, and off-track ski excursions in the Maine woods. Maine has thousands of miles of available trails. Information for all four seasons! Topics include hiking methods, risk reduction, tools of the trade - such as packs, trekking poles, clothing, trail marking, trail guides, weather, getting lost, stream crossings and more.
Disc Golf Basics
Are you interested in learning how to play disc golf and the rules associated with disc golf? We will share everything you need to know to get started from the types of discs you can throw to tips on developing your disc golf form. Disc golf is a game in which players attempt to throw a frisbee disc from a tee box into a standing basket hole. Playing disc golf can also show you a new, exciting way to exercise and spend your free time, a way to engage socially and make new friends, and even a new way to relax in an atmosphere like no other. No need to have your own set of discs to start as loaners will be available at class. $5 course fee/week is covered in the cost of the class.
Beginner Golf Clinic.
with Johnny Johnston
The purpose of this golf clinic for beginners is to teach the fundamentals of the sport in a fun, judgement-free indoor setting using simulators or the driving range, weather permitting. This clinic is designed for beginner golfers either new to the game or anyone who is looking for the basic fundamentals. Join us for an in-depth introduction of putting, chipping and full swing with irons and woods along with a discussion of the rules and course etiquette. Please note: Bringing your own clubs is highly recommended. Please note at the time of registration if you do not have a set.
Map and Compass Basics
with Brad Rounds
Map and Compass Basics is a Next Step program from Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. This workshop teaches use of maps to obtain distance, direction, and detail information and how to use an orienteering compass. Also learn how to use map and compass together. If you have a preferred compass bring it, but loaners are available. It's a combination indoor/outdoor session.
Sebago Lake Kayak Lesson & Historical Tour
with Sebago Trails Paddling
Join the Registered Maine Guides at Sebago Trails for an on the water adventure. This two hour course will begin with a safety briefing and lesson covering the fundamentals of recreational kayaking. Using the EZ launching system at Sebago Trails Paddling, the tour will explore the water-carved bends and twists of a meandering stream unveiling local wildlife in a rustic backdrop. Then continue onto Jordan Bay of Sebago Lake as the guides share stories dating back to the settlements of the region. Come for the beautiful lake views and leave with your new favorite hobby! This is a great experience for anyone looking to get outdoors. Perfect for first time kayakers and experienced kayaking enthusiasts. Sebago Trails Paddling will provide: Kayak, Paddle, Lifejacket