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Merrymeeting Adult Education



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Registered Maine Guide Training

$500

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Jan 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Train to become a working Registered Maine Guide by learning the skills that guides use daily, including map & compass, coastal navigation, shelter building, separated client searches, cooking, canoeing, snowshoeing, SUPing, plus specialty skills for sea kayaking, fishing, and hunting future guides. This course doesn't include Maine IFW application process testing fees or First Aid. This hybrid program includes Zoom, all day workshops, and homework assignments.

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Winter Survival Skills Workshop

$75

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Feb 12, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

During this one day outside workshop, you’ll be wearing snowshoes while improving your skills with: compasses (taking and following bearings), fire building, cooking using various techniques, shelter building, and how to search for a separated group member and handling some possible first aid issues. Designed for those with some knowledge who will be leading family members or small groups in the colder weather outdoors, or preparing to become a Registered Maine Guide.

Forest Bathing through the Seasons

$55

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Mar 7, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Wash yourself with nature’s healing powers as we transition from winter into late spring. We meet for three sessions, once each month, at the same outdoor space for 90 minutes. During our slow mindful walking and sitting, you will be guided with prompts and meditations to help you slow down, and connect with nature’s wonder and rebirth. We will breathe, connect, heal and give thanks each session finishing the session with a tea ceremony. Dress for the weather; bring a blanket to wrap yourself for meditations; something to sit upon such as a very small folding chair or a yoga mat; and a journal for writing or drawing. Location will be provided close to class start. 3 sessions ONLY: 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 (Mondays)

Forest Bathing through the Seasons

$55

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Mar 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Wash yourself with nature’s healing powers as we transition from winter into late spring. We meet for three sessions, once each month, at the same outdoor space for 90 minutes. During our slow mindful walking and sitting, you will be guided with prompts and meditations to help you slow down, and connect with nature’s wonder and rebirth. We will breathe, connect, heal and give thanks each session finishing the session with a tea ceremony. Dress for the weather; bring a blanket to wrap yourself for meditations; something to sit upon such as a very small folding chair or a yoga mat; and a journal for writing or drawing. Location will be provided close to class start. 3 sessions ONLY: 3/10, 4/14, 5/12 (Thursdays)

Map & Compass Level 1

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Mar 16, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Hike, snowshoe, geocache, hunt, and enjoy the woods and fields of Maine with confidence that you can read a topographic map, understand the symbols, know which way a river flows, plot a course bearing, use online resources, and how to get to safety. Familiarization to using a compass and map outdoors included. Students must have a DeLorme Maine Gazetteer, and a 2-degree baseplate compass.

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Matchless Firestarting

$45

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Apr 16, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Early or pre-humans have been controlling fire for as long as 1.7 million years – before humanity evolved, beginning 300,000 years ago. Fire is a result of impact, compression, solar energy or friction. Ancient fire-making methods include the hand drill, bow drill, pump drill, fire plow, fire saw, fire thong, and sparks caught from striking rocks. Bow drills have been used by humans around the world for thousands of years. Learn how to make and practice using a complete bow drill kit using wood and a piece of string. Every participant will make a bow drill kit to take home. $45 per person

Boarding with Bobby

$45

with Robert Gray

Calendar Apr 23, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Would you, or your young ones be interested in learning how to skateboard? Or maybe you know a little, and want to learn a lot? Bobby Gray is a skateboarder who wants to share his passion, and teach those who are interested. He has been skateboarding for over 20 years, and continues to do so despite the bumps and bruises! Come learn the basics of board control, learn how to ollie, and maybe even some flip tricks! This workshop is open to all ages and skill ranges. All you need is a skateboard, a helmet (required for minors and highly encouraged for adults), and the willingness to occasionally fall down! Knee and elbow pads are a good idea for beginners, but not required. The cost for two is $65. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.

Boarding with Bobby

$45

with Robert Gray

Calendar Jun 18, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Would you, or your young ones be interested in learning how to skateboard? Or maybe you know a little, and want to learn a lot? Bobby Gray is a skateboarder who wants to share his passion, and teach those who are interested. He has been skateboarding for over 20 years, and continues to do so despite the bumps and bruises! Come learn the basics of board control, learn how to ollie, and maybe even some flip tricks! This workshop is open to all ages and skill ranges. All you need is a skateboard, a helmet (required for minors and highly encouraged for adults), and the willingness to occasionally fall down! Knee and elbow pads are a good idea for beginners, but not required. The cost for two is $65. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for discount. No other discounts.





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