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Archery Safety Messalonskee F19

$6

with Michael Foster

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:45 pm

As of January 2017 bow hunters need to hold an Archery license, and you will need to present your course certificate when you buy your license. Therefore the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will offer this course, which covers laws, safety, equipment, ethics, map and compass reading, survival, first aid, and landowner relations. There will be homework, you must attend all class time, and pass the written test at the end of class in order to get your certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany students between 10 and 17 years of age. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil, and backpack/shopping bag for your books. Limit 40 students.

Monday, 5:45-9:00 p.m., Sept. 9, and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 22 (2 sessions)

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Hunter Safety Messalonskee F19

$6

with Michael Foster

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Offered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, this course covers safety, the proper handling of firearms, hunter responsibilities, landowner relations, ethics, map and compass reading, first aid, and survival. There will be homework, you must attend all class time, and pass the written test at the end of class in order to get your certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany students between 10 and 17 years of age. Please bring a notebook & pen/pencil. Limit 40 students.

Tuesday, 5:45-9:00 p.m., Sept. 17, and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 29 (2 sessions)

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Introduction to Mountain Biking F19

$34

with Erik DaSilva

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Join Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Erik DaSilva for a series of Intro to Mountain Biking skill clinics. Participants will learn how to increase their riding efficiency, better control their bike, choose the best terrain “line”, and perform basic trailside repairs. Students must provide their own helmet and mountain bike and should be comfortable riding on gravel or dirt paths already. If you are new to mountain biking or just want to improve on the basics, this is a great opportunity! Student limit 8. Students ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Mushroom Hunting F19

$52

with Ted Elliott

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

We’ll put the FUN into FUNGI in this class by going on walk-abouts near Waterville High School and then writing up the day's catch. We'll look at great DVD's, spore print, discuss & emphasis edibles, toxics, hallucinogens, Mycological history, spores you bring in, and every major family of the 2,000 species known in Maine. You will need AUDUBON FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN MUSHROOMS by Lincoff (this can be purchased for $5 used on Amazon), a notebook, paper bag or basket, walking shoes, and a magnifying glass would be helpful. Even if you've taken this class before, you can take it over as every season is different! Limit 6 students.

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Worm Composting for Beginners F19

$11

with Jock Robie

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm
Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps. He has also just received the 2019 Ecomaine Eco-Excellence Award in the Business Category for leading the charge in reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling in our communities. Visit Jock’s blog at mainelywormbins.blogspot.com for more information about worm composting. Limit 10 students.

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Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night F19

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar Oct 10, 2019 at 6 pm
This will be a free session for any interested alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring six harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins.

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