WCCC’s Outdoor Adventure Center to offer February Family Day at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

January 14, 2015

MB17The Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) at Washington County Community College is hosting a free Winter Family Fun Day at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Baring on Sunday, February 1.  The event is a result of collaboration among the Outdoor Adventure Center, the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the Moosehorn, and the Bay of Fundy Audubon in an effort to promote winter recreational activities in the area.  “We’ve coordinated similar events in the past at the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and were pleased to have a great turnout,” says OAC Coordinator Chris Woodside.  “We’re looking forward to another fun event and with the recent arrival of new snow, we’ll have plenty of activities for everyone.  It’s a great way for folks to get out and enjoy the beauty of winter in the Refuge,” he says.

Registration for the day is from 8:30-9:30 am on Sunday morning.  There will be two workshops offered simultaneously over two time slots during the day. The first workshop time slot is from 9:30-11.  Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a cross-country skiing workshop led by Edmunds Physical Education teacher Nancy Curtis and students from WCCC’s Outdoor Adventure Center or a snowshoeing workshop led by Tess Ftorek from Cobscook Hikes and Paddles.  Lunch will be provided around 11:00 by the Friends of the Moosehorn.  After lunch from 11:30-1 pm, participants can again choose one of the two workshops that will be offered for a second time or to explore the Moosehorn trails on their own using the skill they learned in the morning session. From 1-2 participants can continue to use the equipment for free and explore the refuge with students from WCCC. For those who do not own their own equipment, cross country ski equipment and snowshoes will be available as a result of funding from the Maine Community Foundation and the Elliot Fishbein fund.

More information and workshop descriptions are available at the Outdoor Adventure Center website at https://www.wccc.me.edu/oac or by calling the OAC at 454-1060.  This free event is open to the public.  All events will begin at the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Building.  Directions from Calais:  Travel south on the Charlotte Road for 2.5 miles, take a right on the Headquarters Road, take the next right.