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November 2018

Custom Certification Courses

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Is your organization, team or community looking for a CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid class? Contact North Star Adventures to book your course today. All courses are taught by Nancy Zane. Nancy is a WEMT and teaches emergency medicine at the Waldo County Technical Center. She is also a Maine Recreational and Sea Kayak Guide, and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. She has been working and playing in the backcountry for over 25 years!…

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April 2019

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat

April 27 @ 8:00 AM - April 28 @ 4:00 PM
Maine Island Trails Association, 100 Kensington St.
Portland, Maine
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$185

Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA) contains all the same information included in the SOLO Wilderness First Aid course (Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies). It also includes additional topics specifically designed for boaters including: sea sickness, marine bites and stings, injuries that are more common in marine environments, and environment specific rescue scenarios. As an approved United State Coast Guard Wilderness First Aid course the WFAA certification card will be sent to you…

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May 2019

Wilderness First Aid Afloat: On Water Scenarios

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mere Point, Maine Unity, ME United States + Google Map
$40

Spend the day practicing your Wilderness Medical skills in Merrymeeting Bay. We will start our day from Mere Point in Brunswick and paddle out to the islands while practicing on water emergency scenarios. This is an incredible opportunity to put theory into practice. You will practice field-based wilderness medical skills, with an emphasis on scene size-up, patient care, medical emergencies, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, managing the environment and evacuation procedures. Each person will take a leadership role in managing…

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Emergency Medicine in the Backcountry

May 24 @ 8:00 AM - May 27 @ 5:00 PM
Bigelow Preserve Kingfield, ME United States + Google Map
$350

Discover the beauty of the Bigelow Preserve in this 3 night 4 day backpacking expedition. If you have experience in the Bigelows this will allow you to look at it from a rescuer perspective.  If you have not been to the Preserve you are in for a treat!  It was created in 1976 to stop development of a ski resort directly across from Sugarloaf. You will learn and practice field-based wilderness medical skills, with an emphasis on group management, scene…

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June 2019

Map & Compass: Staying Found

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$75

Do you like to spend time in the woods? Do you enjoying hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, paddling, motor boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing...? Are you a Maine Guide or aspiring Maine Guide? Are you a part of a Search & Rescue team? Whether you are a professional rescuer or you enjoy spending time in the backcountry with friends and family this course is for you!  You will learn to read and interpret the language of maps. After you feel confident in…

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Outdoor Cooking: Lightweight & Tasty Backpacking Food

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$95

The key to any backcountry adventure lies a thoughtful and tasty meal plan.  In this day long workshop you will have the opportunity to learn food planning techniques as well as some basic nutritional information that will help you create backcountry culinary delights. We will plan our menu, pack our backpacks, and do a short hike where we will cook using a variety of stoves and techniques.  You will be creating meals for breakfast and dinner. A typical field lunch…

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Leave No Trace Trainer Course

June 12 @ 3:00 PM - June 14 @ 8:30 PM
Waldo County Technical Center, 1022 Waterville Rd
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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$75

The effects of human impact on the environment are staggering. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national organization. Their mission is to to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. North Star is offering a 3 day course that will teach you the seven principles of leave no trace, as well as introducing you to the mission of the center, and the importance of their mission. Over the three days we…

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Staying Upright: Canoe Skills & Techniques

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110.00

Are you ready to expand your canoeing skills? Are you a beginner who wants to dip your paddle deeper into the water or an intermediate who is ready for a longer expedition?  Then this workshop is for you. Join us for a fun and educational day on the water. Our day will start with instruction in gear selection, boat design, navigation and paddle technique.  On the water we will have the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice. One of…

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Food on the Water: Canoe Cooking

June 23
Unity Pond ME United States + Google Map
$110

After a full day of paddling do you look forward to to a mouth watering meal of freeze dried mush? Does fresh baked trail pizza, calzone, vegetarian lazagna, beef stroganoff with brownies, apple crisp or peach cobbler for dessert sound more enticing? This workshop will develop your canoe cooking skills including meal planning, food preparation, cooking using stoves, camp fires, and dutch ovens. We will employ LNT practices that apply to canoeing.  Be prepared to pack the gear and paddle…

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