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May 2020

GPS Map & Compass Navigation Day (Humber Valley, Toronto)

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: Learn how to find your way in the wilderness using handheld GPS. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Topics: Marking and finding way points Backtrack and breadcrumb trails Choosing a GPS and appropriate maps and compass

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Edible Plants Identification Day (Greenwood Ajax)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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June 2020

Outdoor Survival & Disaster Prep Day (Guelph Forest, Guelph)

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics The “what if?” priority survival skills (shelter construction, fire building with/without matches).

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Edible Plants Identification Day (Woodend, Niagara)

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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Wilderness First Aid Weekend (Humber Valley, Toronto)

June 13 @ 10:00 am - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

Learn important backcountry Crisis Management and Hazard Identification Skills, ‎how to construct a Wilderness First Aid Kit, plus how to treat the top-20 medical scenarios  and injuries in the Wilds including assessments, triage, and evacuation methods.

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Edible Plants Identification Day (Cootes Forest, Hamilton)

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The format of the program may vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. basic principles of ecology and habitats, species preferences and site distribution, rules and regulations, safety and health concerns, ethics of plant foraging. Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams and bannock.

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Heart & Stroke BLS First Aid + CPR Certs (Humber Valley, Toronto)

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Canoe Camping Weekend (Marble Lake, Frontenac)

June 20 @ 10:00 am - June 21 @ 3:00 pm

Overview: The most efficient way to access wild areas in an environmentally friendly way is by means of canoe. Purpose: To introduce all aspects of lightweight camping as applied to canoe tripping. Topics: how to plan and implement a canoe trip into the back-country paddling techniques types of canoes selection of paddles PFD’s canoe safety and rescue (Coast Guard regulations) camping gear and clothing menus, and, trip planning. Canadiana will be an underlying theme, including skills and lore of the…

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July 2020

Backpacking Hiking Weekend (Frontenac Park)

July 11 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 3:00 pm

Outdoor Survival & Disaster Prep Day (Humber Valley, Toronto)

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Overview: This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a must for anyone, such as hikers, canoeists, hunters, fisher persons and outdoor leads/camp staffs, who ventures into the great outdoors. The format and duration of the program will vary based on the site or vendor. Families welcome, kids over 7 years. Topics: Proper gear/clothing/footwear Shelter-building and fire-building Signalling for help Setting snares and foraging for food Map and compass basics Being prepared at home and cottage The “what if?” priority…

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