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Beginner Birding

$15

with Daniel Baffa

Apr 26, 2017 at 6 pm

You’ve probably seen all kinds of birds flying through your yard or sitting on a telephone pole, but rarely knew what you were looking at. Here is your beginner’s guide to birding! We will meet first in the classroom to learn about bird biology, behavior and morphology. You will learn some basic tools in identifying the different families and species of birds. Then, we’ll take a field trip! As a class, we will decide to meet either at Lakewood Park or the Audubon Sanctuary for some observation.

Register by April 19th. 

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Bicycle Basics: Safety & Maintenance

$10

with David Haney & Sheryl Brown

Mar 9, 2017 at 7 pm

Bicycling is a good way to get around our city and is also great exercise. This informative course will provide useful information for those just considering buying a bike as well as those who have ridden for years. We will explore safe ways to travel local streets and trails using our ever expanding infrastructure. Sharing the road with vehicles and pedestrians, traffic laws and theft prevention will also be discussed. You will learn bicycle maintenance basics to keep your bike in good condition and tips on how to properly fit your helmet. As a bonus, we will look at the Bicycle Master Plan for the City of Salina.

 Register by March 2nd. 

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Intro to Storm Tracking, Session 1: Storm Structure & Dynamics, Option 1

$10

with Scott Roberts

Mar 15, 2017 at 1 pm

Severe weather is a fact of life on the plains. In this course, you will learn how to be well-prepared and weather-aware by understanding certain conditions which are likely to produce storms. You will learn how storms form and their lifecycle, as well as anticipating what action you may need to take to stay safe. We will discuss protecting your family and friends, including pets and differently-abled people, and how to become a storm spotter.

Enroll in either or both sessions, depending on your interest. You are also invited to a free, public talk on Saturday, March 18, which will cover content provided by the National Weather Service forecast office in Wichita. This session is the same spotter talk given to area spotters and first responders each year. If you attend all three sessions, you will be qualified to observe and report severe weather conditions to local emergency management officials!

Storm Structure & Dynamics, will focus on the very basics of severe storms and preparedness. If you’ve ever wondered how storms work, this is the ideal introduction! Learn why Kansas is “the heart of tornado alley,” factors that make some spring days more favorable for storms than others, features to look for in each type of storm, and about a new Outdoor Warning System being installed in Salina this year.

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Intro to Storm Tracking, Session 1: Storm Structure & Dynamics, Option 2

$10

with Scott Roberts

Mar 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Severe weather is a fact of life on the plains. In this course, you will learn how to be well-prepared and weather-aware by understanding certain conditions which are likely to produce storms. You will learn how storms form and their lifecycle, as well as anticipating what action you may need to take to stay safe. We will discuss protecting your family and friends, including pets and differently-abled people, and how to become a storm spotter.

Enroll in either or both sessions, depending on your interest. You are also invited to a free, public talk on Saturday, March 18, which will cover content provided by the National Weather Service forecast office in Wichita. This session is the same spotter talk given to area spotters and first responders each year. If you attend all three sessions, you will be qualified to observe and report severe weather conditions to local emergency management officials!

Storm Structure & Dynamics, will focus on the very basics of severe storms and preparedness. If you’ve ever wondered how storms work, this is the ideal introduction! Learn why Kansas is “the heart of tornado alley,” factors that make some spring days more favorable for storms than others, features to look for in each type of storm, and about a new Outdoor Warning System being installed in Salina this year.

Register by March 8th. 

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Intro to Storm Tracking, Session 2: Storm Features, Scenarios & Reporting, Option 1

$10

with Scott Roberts

Mar 22, 2017 at 1 pm

Severe weather is a fact of life on the plains. In this course, you will learn how to be well-prepared and weather-aware by understanding certain conditions which are likely to produce storms. You will learn how storms form and their lifecycle, as well as anticipating what action you may need to take to stay safe. We will discuss protecting your family and friends, including pets and differently-abled people, and how to become a storm spotter.

Enroll in either or both sessions, depending on your interest. You are also invited to a free, public talk on Saturday, March 18, which will cover content provided by the National Weather Service forecast office in Wichita. This session is the same spotter talk given to area spotters and first responders each year. If you attend all three sessions, you will be qualified to observe and report severe weather conditions to local emergency management officials!

Storm Features, Scenarios & Reporting, will offer a more detailed discussion of the previous sessions and will include a closer look at the 2013 Moore, Okla., tornado, looking back at forecast discussions and model data in the days before the storm. We will also address interpretation of radar images, examples of where to watch various storm types, tips for talking with friends and co-workers about storm safety, and resources for further learning. Saline County Emergency manager Hannah Stambaugh and local storm spotters/chasers will also join the class to answer your questions.

Register by March 16th. 

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Intro to Storm Tracking, Session 2: Storm Features, Scenarios & Reporting, Option 2

$10

with Scott Roberts

Mar 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Severe weather is a fact of life on the plains. In this course, you will learn how to be well-prepared and weather-aware by understanding certain conditions which are likely to produce storms. You will learn how storms form and their lifecycle, as well as anticipating what action you may need to take to stay safe. We will discuss protecting your family and friends, including pets and differently-abled people, and how to become a storm spotter.

Enroll in either or both sessions, depending on your interest. You are also invited to a free, public talk on Saturday, March 18, which will cover content provided by the National Weather Service forecast office in Wichita. This session is the same spotter talk given to area spotters and first responders each year. If you attend all three sessions, you will be qualified to observe and report severe weather conditions to local emergency management officials!

Storm Features, Scenarios & Reporting, will offer a more detailed discussion of the previous sessions and will include a closer look at the 2013 Moore, Okla., tornado, looking back at forecast discussions and model data in the days before the storm. We will also address interpretation of radar images, examples of where to watch various storm types, tips for talking with friends and co-workers about storm safety, and resources for further learning. Saline County Emergency manager Hannah Stambaugh and local storm spotters/chasers will also join the class to answer your questions.

Register by March 16th. 

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Kayaking: Get Started

$10

with Erik Clark

Mar 23, 2017 at 6 pm

Paddle sports are a fun way to spend time outdoors, whether you want to get fit, enjoy wildlife or are looking for adventure. The trouble is knowing how to get started before you spend hundreds of dollars on equipment. Join Erik for this informative, one-time class to learn all the basics. This course will assist you in making informed decisions when the time comes to shop for your kayak. We will also discuss common concerns that entry-level paddlers have, including equipment purchases, locations to paddle and safety practices. This sport is suitable for almost everyone, so come learn more about what could become a lifelong passion.

Register by March 16th. 

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Landscape Design Basics

$15

with Jason Graves

Mar 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Landscape design can be a confusing topic for homeowners. In this new course, we will spend two weeks learning how you can make changes to your own landscape. During the first week, Jason will provide a simple, easy to follow framework that you can use to self-evaluate your landscape for good or poor design, and then use class concepts and make immediate improvements. During the second week, we will expand upon the design topic by discussing water saving xeriscape principles. Xeriscaping is an important concept for Kansans to consider in planning for any future landscape work. Learn what xeriscaping really is and how to incorporate the concept on your property.

Register by March 6th. 





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