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Lost in the Woods: Learn how to find your way with Map, Compass and GPS!


with Ron Welton

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Lost in the Woods: Learn how to find your way with Map, Compass, and GPS!

Do you know how to use a map and compass? How would you find your way if the batteries on your phone died? Do you have a backup plan? This class teaches you the skills necessary to navigate on land. The course will focus on introductory map and compass skills and how to combine the two for safe and confident land navigation.  Learn how to move back and forth between true and magnetic bearings.  Learn how to plot your location on a map and then plot a path to your destination. Included will be a look at how to weave GPS into the mixture. The course will meet on four weekday nights and then wrap up with a field session. No class 4/17.

Instructor: Ron Welton

Tuesdays, 4/3 -  5/1, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 4 sessions and 1 field session (date TBD)

Location: Windham High School – Room 127

Fee: $44

Bio: Ron Welton has taught map and compass skills for LL Bean.  He enjoys wandering around in the woods, alternating between true and magnetic north. 

Trip to Boston's Dragon Boat Festival and Chinatown Adventure!


with Chris Toy

Calendar Jun 10, 2018 at 8:20 am, runs for 1 week

Trip to Boston's Dragon Boat Festival and Chinatown Adventure!

All aboard the Downeaster and then Boston's historic subway to Harvard Square for the 2018 Dragon Boat Race Festival. We'll enjoy cultural demonstrations and hands on activities while strolling along the Charles River. Then we'll take the subway to Chinatown for early afternoon dimsum and shopping in Chinatown before heading back to Maine. Moderate physical activity required. (20-30 minutes walking between destinations and at festival). The trip includes transportation via Amtrak and MBTA, train departs Portland Station at 8:20am and returns from Boston at 7:20pm.  No refunds. 

Instructor: Chris Toy

Sunday, 6/10, 8:20 AM – 7:20 PM

Location – Portland Transportation Center Train Station

Fee: $59 per person, fee includes roundtrip Amtrak fare and transportation while in Boston

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