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Older Students’ Program Off to a Dynamic Start

July 15, 2014

Young archers at Greenland Point

Young archers at Greenland Point

With hammers, drills, pruning saws and re-curve bows, children ages 11-16 are taking on new adventures at the Downeast Lakes Land Trust!

“The kids came to me last year,” said DLLT Education and Communications Manager, Tanya Rucosky, “With a list of challenging things they wanted to learn through us. As a community led conservation organization, it’s the kind of initiative we love to see, and we designed the Serious Skills program this summer to meet their request.”

So far, participants have built a parade float and honed their skills as archers at Greenland Point Center.  “The staff at Greenland Point did an excellent job.” said Sue Whitely, whose grandson Jay attended.

Over the coming weeks, participants will return to Greenland Point Center for canoeing, then venture into the heart of the DLLT’s Farm Cove Community Forest on Map and compass adventures, as well learn to make fire, identify wild foods, build emergency shelters,and fly fish.  All of these programs are free and start at the school house in Grand Lake Stream on Thursday mornings through August 21 at 9:30 AM.  For more information contact us by calling 207-796-2100 or emailing