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America’s Boating Course Spring 2023


with Dan Seneca

Calendar Apr 22, 2023 at 8 am

The basic ABC course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft. Coverage includes learning some of the terminology used by mariners to describe boat terms, types of hulls and types of boats. Safety equipment, including types of life jackets, fire extinquishers and visual distress signals. Trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse weather conditions and emergencies, VHF radio communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination. If time permits a basic discussion of navigation and use of charts.(not part of exam). For specific course questions, please contact instructor Dan Seneca at 564-7369 or Enrollment Deadline April 12, 2023

Piscataquis River Walks Spring 2023


with David Slagger

Calendar Apr 25, 2023 at 4 pm

David and students will gather at PHEC, and then meet up at a variety of locations along the Piscataquis River. We will gather and identify native plants, look for indigenous tools and artifacts, and gather plants to process. Please bring a gathering bag, dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. All meeting areas will be easily accessible with parking areas. Children 10 and up are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian. David Slagger is a Maine ethnohistorian, a Maine State Archives Researcher, a former Tribal Representative in the 125th Maine Legislature, and a teacher for 25 years.

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