Two Day IDNR Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods

When:
May 24, 2017 – May 25, 2017 all-day
2017-05-24T00:00:00-05:00
2017-05-26T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
Hamilton County
IA
USA
Cost:
Contact DNR
Contact:
Todd Robertson, IDNR River Programs Outreach Coordinator/Paddling Instructor
P 515-725-8257, C 515-979-9538

Todd Robertson, Outreach Coordinator for Iowa Water Trails, has released the dates and other details for the 2017 “Canoe & Kayak School” sessions, noting that sessions have also been added for Stand Up Paddling (SUP). These sessions are very popular, and always fill quickly, so make your plans early! 

All the sessions are oriented toward Naturalists, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Instructors-those who will be leading groups or conducting instruction. The focus is on paddling skills, hazard feature identification, teaching to different learning styles, and risk management. The sessions differ in being geared for canoe, kayak, or SUP, and flatwater lakes or flowing rivers. Boats and life jackets are provided. Each session has a fee and a limit on the number of participants. Find more info and registration at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Things-to-Do/Canoeing-Kayaking/Paddling-Instruction-and-Safety/Canoe-Kayak-Schools

  • May 16; “Flat-Water Essentials” One-Day Canoe School for Naturalists, Scout Leaders, Youth Group Instructors, Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • May 24-25; Two-Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
  • Jun 10-11; Two-Day Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) School for Naturalists and Group Leaders, Gray’s Lake & Raccoon River.
  • Jun 21-22; Two-Day Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
  • Aug 1-2; Two-Day Canoe School for Naturalists, Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
  • Aug 23-24; Two-Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders, Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River).
  • TBD Early Sep; Two-Day Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) School, Dates & Location TBD. Contact Todd Robertson to indicate tentative interest by July 15.

For more info, contact Todd Robertson, IDNR River Programs Outreach Coordinator/Paddling Instructor, P 515-725-8257, C 515-979-9538, todd.robertson@dnr.iowa.gov