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Youth Exploration: Wilderness Safety

Join Harpswell Heritage Land Trust at Curtis Farm Preserve to learn how to stay safe outdoors. We’ll cover basic wilderness first aid and put together a mini first-aid kit that you can take home. We’ll also take a hike on the preserve’s trails and discuss how to plan and prepare for a hike. This program is free and open to 8- to 12-year-olds. Limited to ten participants. Advance registration is required.

Parents and guardians can drop their children at 12:30 p.m., where the group will meet in the parking lot off of the Harpswell Neck Road entrance to Curtis Farm Preserve, 1554 Harpswell Neck Road. If also interested in hiking, we suggest that adults check out Hackett and Minot, Widgeon Cove, and Wilson Cove Trails, just a few miles up the road, before returning for 2:30 p.m. pick up.

Kira Chown, a high school junior and lifelong resident of Harpswell, will lead this program. She is passionate about hiking, kayaking, and outdoor education. This program is part of a larger project through the Alzar School, a leadership semester school for high school students. Lindy Magness, Outreach and Education Director for HHLT, will also support this program.

This program is part of a series, and children are welcome to register for as many as they would like; to see the other programs in the series click here: Horseshoe Crabs and Hike at Skolfield Shores, Marine Biology at Potts Point.