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Driving Dynamics


with Michael Truman, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts May 22, 2021 at 8 am

$40. per person, there is a cost of only $25. if you are 65 and older.

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. It may take up to 2 weeks for processing.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to:

Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.

Also, check with your insurance company as you may be able to reduce your insurance premium by completing this course!


Outdoor Leadership Series: Introduction to Backpacking


with Jessica Steele, United Technologies Center - Adult Education

Calendar Jun 9, 2021 at 6 pm

Outdoor Leadership Series: Introduction to Backpacking - June 9
Are you thinking about heading out on a trail and going backpacking? There is nothing like carrying your home on your back, listening to the sound of your boots on the trail, and the simplicity of it all. This course is designed to go over the important aspects of backpacking along with the gear & equipment needed for your adventure. We will go over ten essential items that you will need to bring with you on your trip. Learn how to properly pack a backpack and understand the different types of packs. We will go over th eseven LNT principles, what skills you will need to know prior to your trip, and what to do if anything goes wrong on your trip.

Outdoor Leadership Series
The Outdoor Leadership Series is designed for aspiring outdoor enthusiasts or for professionals that want to gain new information or new perspectives on old skills. Each week, we will have an opportunity to explore a different topic. This course will be very informative and hands-on. Most days we will start in the classroom and then proceed to go outside for various demonstrations and activities.

You can sign up for one course or for all twelve courses. 

LNT Awareness program - March 24

Camp Logistics and Risk Management - March 31

Camp Craft Skills - April 7

First Aid and Lost Person Scenarios - April 14

Menu and Food Planning - April 21

Outdoor Cooking - April 28

Introduction to Maps - May 5

Basics in Navigation - May 12 

Know your Knots - May 19

Wilderness and Primitive Survival Skills - May 26 

Introduction to Canoeing - June 2

Introduction to Backpacking - June 9

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