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A Paddler's Guide to Safety

$40

with Coast Guard

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

For a fun and safe summer on the water!  “A Paddler’s Guide to Safety” is a two night, four hour course designed for beginner, novice, and occasional paddlers.  From trip planning to on the water safety, this course will help you learn more about having the right paddle craft and equipment for the conditions.  Instructor Mike Moloney from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary has almost 40 years of kayaking experience, and will help you make better decisions about where to go, when to go, and what to bring with you!  This is virtual only. You will be sent a ZOOM link.

March 1 and 2 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Suddenly in Command

$40

with Coast Guard

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard, and you are suddenly in command. This boating safety primer is for those not generally at the helm and will help you to be prepared with the basics in case of an emergency. You will learn about your vessel, nomenclature, and operating principles such as starting the engine, basic boat handling, your on-board equipment, and how to minimize boating mishaps. This course is a must for family members in case something happens to the boat operator. Class taught through Zoom. 

March 8 and 9  - 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Reading Nautical Charts

$20

with Coast Guard

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you know how to read and understand a nautical chart? Nautical charts give us the "landmarks of the sea" – buoys, markers, shoreline features, water depth, boom type, and the latitude and longitude of these features. By knowing our latitude and longitude, we can locate our position anywhere on earth.  Charts warn us of dangerous areas and enable us to determine safe passage – if we know how to read the chart and use the information that we find on them. This is virtual only. You will be sent a ZOOM link.

March 15 - 6:30-8:30 PM  

Weather & Boating

$20

with Coast Guard

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

An unexpected change in the weather can turn a pleasant day on the water into a very serious threat to you and your vessel  This seminar will provide the student with knowledge of sources of weather information, wind and boating, wind and waves, understanding weather, weather and heat, fog, and non-frontal weather. This is virtual only. You will be sent a ZOOM link.

March 22 - 6:30-8:30 PM

Spring Migration Sampler

$20

with Dave Tucker

Calendar Next session starts May 8, 2021 at 7:30 am, runs for 1 week

Sixty species in an hour is very possible in May at the fort.  Warblers, orioles, tanagers, vireos and gnatcatchers!  Pretty birds welcome spring.  Class will meet at the gate of Fort Foster. Additional fee may be required for entrance to Fort Foster.

 

Saturday, May 8, 7:30-10 am *rain date May 9

Course Fee: $20

Full Course

Wildflower Walk with local nature enthusiasts Heather Rutledge and Brit Fox

$20

with Heather Rutledge

Calendar Next session starts Jun 12, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Take a walk with us and discover your local wildflowers! We will show you how to identify many species and discuss where and what time of year to find other species of wildflowers locally. We will also take note of insects and birds that visit and pollinate these flowers. All levels welcome! Class will meet at the gate of Fort Foster. Additional fee may be required for entrance to Fort Foster.

Saturday, June 12, 9-11 a.m. *rain date June 13

Course Fee: $20

Full Course

Beginners Stand Up PaddleBoard Yoga

$38

with Cheryl Mazanec

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 17, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 30, 2021

Bring your Yoga practice outdoors, connect with nature, and try something new! This is a 90 minute Beginners SUP Yoga Class! We will review basic paddle techniques and safety instructions prior to anchoring down for a 60 minute relaxing SUP Yoga Class.  No Experience Necessary. You must be able to Swim. Cheryl is a  200 RYT Yoga Instructor and is currently training for her 500 hour RYT. She is an Occupational Therapist, Nutritionist, Life Coach, Snowboard Instructor and Owner of a small Kittery Based Business, Tides of Life SUP Yoga. She enjoys being outside whenever possible and volunteering/leading Beach Clean Ups at Seapoint Beach for Blue Ocean Society Conservation for Marine Conservation. Paddleboard, Anchor, PDF Life Vest, and a Paddle are provided. Class is limited to 7 participants. 

Bring to Class: Arrive in clothing that can get wet and are comfortable to move in. 

Class Meets at Cutts Island Trail/Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge at 37 Seapoint Road in Kittery Point, Maine. Parking along side of road.

Thursday, June 1, 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm or Wednesday, June 30, 4:30 -6 pm

Course Fee: $38





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