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Woodsy Woman - Outdoor Skills for Beginners

Located In Dayspring
Where To Find Us
33 Leary Fraser Rd
Dayspring, NS
Areas Served Dayspring ; Lunenburg County
Phone 902-541-1343
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Recreation Department 
210 Aberdeen Rd 
Bridgewater, NS B4V 4G8
Fax 902-527-1135
Description & Services
Information Would your friends and family describe you as an ‘outdoors’ woman? No? Perfect! This course is designed for beginners to learn the basics of outdoor recreation. Come to all or some of the 4 sessions. Each 2-hour long course will be a mix of talking and doing, making sure you get some hands-on learning to build your confidence. Sessions are lead by female leaders to make it a welcoming environment for everyone. Need another reason? Childcare is provided! For only $5 per child, we will provide fun outdoor activities for your kids while you are taking the course, so you can relax while you learn. 
Session 1: Intro to Hiking/Snowshoeing 
Going for a walk in the woods is one of the most accessible ways to explore the outdoors. Adding snowshoeing is a great way to extend your hiking season into the winter. This beginner course will cover how to get started, what to wear, what to pack, where to go, and lots of good tips. We will go for a group hike or snowshoe (depending on conditions) on the MARC trails to round out the morning. Dress for the weather and wear sneakers or hiking boots.  
Session 2: Outdoor Skills and Survival 
Join Search and Rescue members who will lead us in a beginner survival course. Topics covered include proper planning, what to do if you’re lost, building a fire, seeking shelter, and basic search and rescue techniques. This course is sure to build your confidence so you can enjoy the outdoors safely. Dress for the weather and wear sneakers or hiking boots. 
Session 3: Outdoor Cooking 
Love to cook at home? What about cooking over a campfire? Adding a hearty meal to an outdoor adventure makes for a perfect day. This session will be very hands-on, including topics such as fire building, what’s good to eat when outdoors, recipes, and different cooking methods. And of course, we will get to try everything! Please let us know if you have any sensitivity or allergies. Dress for the weather as we will be cooking outside. 
Session 4: Nature Appreciation 
Learning about different types of trees, birds, plants, and animals is a wonderful way to build your enjoyment of the outdoors. The more you know, the more comfortable you are! This beginner course will teach you the basics of nature identification, looking at the MARC property as an example. We will walk the trails and explore as we go! Dress for the weather and wear sneakers or hiking boots. 
For more information on dates and offerings, contact the recreation department.
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Special Information
Tags Classes/courses ; For women & girls ; Hiking ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Snowshoeing ; South Shore Connect
Categories - General Snowshoeing