UPCOMING

Ice Fishing Lesson, 6 a.m. March 12, Poland

Range Pond State Park will host ice fishing lessons along with an ice fishing derby. Staff and volunteers from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will be on hand to help beginners. Proceeds help fund scholarships for Camp North Woods. Derby tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 15 and under. The free fishing clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Up to $3,000 in prizes will be raffled off and given away.

Chainsaw Class, April 23-24, Jefferson

The Midcoast Conservancy will offer an introductory chainsaw safety class at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. By the end of the class, students will have the knowledge to properly maintain their saws, use them safely to buck firewood, fell trees and perform trail work. Participants do not need a chainsaw. The cost is $150. For more information, go to hvnc.org.

Maine Naturalist Program, May 4, Bridgton

The Maine Master Naturalist Program is accepting student applications for its Tier One course May 4 to Sept. 7 at the Lakes Environmental Association’s Maine Lake Science Center in Bridgton. Students will participate in a rigorous set of classes covering insects, wildflowers, shrubs, mammals, ferns, trees, birds and ecological principles. The course consists of seven Wednesday night classes, four Saturday field trips and 20 hours of volunteer work at a park, land trust, school or nonprofit. The tuition is $365, and covers course instruction, books, equipment and supplies. Students completing the course and requirements will be certified as a Maine Associate Naturalist. Applications are due by March 15 and applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 8. Visit mainemasternaturalist.org for information.

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