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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Recreation

Build Your Own Backpacking Stove

$35

with Louis Falank, Jr

Calendar Mar 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Walk away with your own multi-fuel camp stove which burns alcohol, hexamine, charcoal and bio mass (wood, dry dung, etc.). Discuss the history and use of stoves, their efficiency, why they are an alternative to canister stoves and a great tool to have if the power goes out. Bring safety glasses and leather work gloves. Tuition includes materials.

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked/volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.

Feeding & Identifying Winter Birds

$19

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how birds adapt to the many challenges that Maine’s harsh winter weather brings to our fine-feathered friends! Explore the migratory birds that visit Maine including ducks and birds of prey. Focus on how to feed and identify winter birds and the various tools available to help.

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 18 years. She has taught high school biology, bird watching, marsh ecology and a wide variety of environmental topics.

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Fire Making Intensive

$29

with Louis Falank, Jr

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fire is a cardinal skill for survival. Learn the secrets of fire making from the ancient ways to the modern! You will be exposed to multiple types of tools that ignite fire and get some hands on experience using them. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of each tool and what would work best in specific situations. All skill levels welcome! Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning.

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked/volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.

ID Useful Trees and Plants

$25

with Louis Falank, Jr

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Trees and plants provide so many of our needed tools and medicine! Explore different resources for identification and uses, such as field guides and reference books, to demystify the amazing world of plants and help you start your journey. Begin your field studies by discovering winter tree life and end prepared to identify spring’s new growth, use new caretaker collecting practices along with how to process and store your plants. Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning.

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked/volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.

Snowmobile Safety Certificate Program

$9

with David White

Calendar Feb 3, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to properly operate and maintain a snowmobile! Cover the laws, personal safety, navigation and rider responsibilities pertaining to the environment, landowners and ethics in detail. Perfect attendance and a passing grade on the final exam are required to receive a certificate of completion and wallet card. Please bring your snowmobile owner’s manual if possible. Sponsored and certificates provided by ME Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Note: Students who are 17 years old must have parental consent. This is done by signing the registration card at the start of the class.

David White, Chairman of the membership committee for the Falmouth Snow-voyagers, part of the ME Snowmobiling Assoc., has 10+ years snowmobiling experience.

Winter Tracking

$25

with Louis Falank, Jr

Calendar Feb 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We will start by covering clear print identification of tracks, use of field guides, and preparing yourself and your tools for adventures afield. Let’s take to the snowy, wooded outdoors on a mini-trailing expedition behind the school. Last year we followed a bobcat! Please dress appropriately for indoor and outdoor learning.

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked/volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.





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