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Gold LEAF Institute Course Catalogue


Out and About in Maine


with Barb Toner

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 10 am

In-Person Class

As most of us know, Western Maine has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts in all four seasons. This new Gold Leaf opportunity joins the paddling trips, light hikes, walks and snowshoes of past offerings into one package geared to take advantage of local resources. There will be an activity or two for each month of each term based on seasonal conditions. For this term we will work to fit in another paddle during October foliage time, and then gentle hikes, snowshoes or Nordic skiing as snow accumulates, in November, December, and January. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather before each event and keep participants posted. Our goal is to be safe, have fun and get outside!

Tuesday, October 18 - (snow/rain date Wednesday the October 26)

Tuesday November 15 - (snow/rain date Thursday November 22)

Thursday, December 15 - (snow date Tuesday December 20)

Thursday, January 12 - (snow date Tuesday January 17)

Barbara Toner, from New Vineyard, loves getting out and enjoying hiking, skiing, paddling or a good long walk, especially with old and new friends.

Sarah Carlson, the co-host for this class, is retired after many happy years teaching in RSU 9. She currently teaches at UMF. Sarah is an avid outdoor enthusiast who finds much enjoyment in nature-whether skiing, on a bike, on foot or in the water!

Will run

Tour of The Allagash Wilderness Waterway


with Paul Johnson

Calendar Feb 14, 2023 at 1 pm

In-Person Class with online option

Mr. Johnson will give us a tour through the Allagash Water way via photographs and narrative. The Allagash Wilderness in Northern Maine is a 92 mile long ribbon of lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

Snow date - February 15

Mr. Johnson is a retired state biologist. His previous Gold Leaf presentations have included Maine Wild Flowers and Yellowstone National Park.

Will run

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