In session of a prior year’s 4-H Adirondack Guide program, Tabor Dunn teaches Ryan Bailey, Jared Goodemote and Alex Knecht knots. A meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 16 to introduce the program to youth who may be interested in joining.
A public session is to be held Thursday, Feb. 16 to introduce the 4-H Adirondack Guide program to youth in the area, their parents, and interested local citizens. The orientation meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Cooperative Extension Center, 377 Schroon River Road.
The 4-H Adirondack Guide Program is designed for youth ages 12 to 18 who would like to explore natural resource topics. The program gives teenagers an opportunity to gain knowledge in the biological sciences and develop teaching and leadership skills.
Activities include field trips, canoe expeditions, hiking trips, and community service projects. Topics taught include map & compass reading; canoeing; tree, plant and wildlife identification; teaching techniques; woods lore and safety; first aid and lifeguard training; outdoor clothing and equipment; wilderness trip coordination, and use of global positioning systems.
Participants have the opportunity to work with licensed Adirondack Guides, forest rangers, wildlife biologists, foresters and skilled woodsmen. The program is conducted in an informal atmosphere, conducive to building confidence and self-esteem, 4H coordinator John Bowe said.
For details or to register, call John Bowe at 623-3291.