Coursework and Community Activities

The hands-on nature of our courses includes both field experiences and service projects on campus and in the surrounding communities. Class projects are contextualized to be relevant and useful in a professional setting, and students are regularly studying in the field and in contact with area practitioners.

Some Components:

Outdoor Skills

  • Lake & river canoeing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Map & compass work
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Winter camping
  • Hunting & fishing
  • Sailing
  • Backcountry expeditions
  • Scuba diving
  • Wilderness first aid & first responder

Service Work (Programming)

  • East Machias river race
  • Disability awareness night
  • Machias haunted forest
  • Winter carnivals for UMM and local schools
  • Individual student-led programs such as:
    • Geocache days
    • Trail maintenance
    • Orienteering events
    • Fishing derbies
    • Contra dances
    • Cook-offs
    • High-school pageants
    • Climbing / paddling trips

Recreation Stewardship / Service Work:

  • Trail maintenance
  • Campsite development
  • Recreation impact inventories
  • Site planning & design
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