February 22, 2018
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DRA workshop offers tips for hiking and camping with kids

Community Author: Damariscotta River Association
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Photo: DRA is hosting a free workshop on February 17 on ways to make hiking and camping with kids more enjoyable for all.

DAMARISCOTTA — Hiking and camping with kids can be a wonderful way to bond as a family and introduce kids to the natural world. It also can be an occasion for disagreeable behavior and complaints.

Damariscotta River Association will help parents prepare for a summer of hiking and camping with kids “without the whine” during a free workshop 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at DRA’s Great Salt Bay Farm.

With 25 years of experience taking kids outdoors, DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu will offer tips for pre-trip preparations and gear, ideas for on-the-trail games, and some natural history to enrich the experience for the whole family.

Register by Feb. 16 by calling DRA at 207-563-1393.

This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (GMOW), a series of events in February and September led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The goal of GMOW is to connect friends and neighbors with the natural world and to promote fun, physical activity, & good health.

Other GMOW events include a hike at Crooked Farm led jointly by DRA and Pemaquid Watershed on Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM, and Winter Fest, offered by DRA and the GSB School PTO on Sunday, February 18 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM.

For more information about any of these events, call 207-563-1393, email dra@damariscottariver.org, or visit online at www.damariscottariver.org.

A non-profit, membership supported, and nationally accredited land trust and conservation organization, Damariscotta River Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta region, centered on the Damariscotta River.

DRA has active programs in the areas of land conservation, stewardship, community education, water quality monitoring, marine conservation and cultural preservation.

Visitors are welcome at the Great Salt Bay Heritage Center in Damariscotta as well as the many other DRA properties throughout the region.