​Whether you are an outdoor buff wanting to hone your skills, or a dabbler who would just like to try something new, come hang with the Blue Jay staff and work on some Serious Skills!  Criteria II or III or CEU credit may be available for participants in the NC EE Certification Program, depending on the session.

Letterboxing 101
Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.–noon
Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining artistic ability with delightful "treasure-hunts" in parks, cities, historical areas and more around the world. Participants seek out hidden letterboxes by cracking codes and following clues; this 160-year-old game is actually the precursor to geocaching! We’ll spend a few hours getting acquainted with the ins and outs of letterboxing, try carving your own stamp and find a few letterboxes right here at Blue Jay! This workshop has been approved for Criteria II or III credit for participants in the NC EE Certification program. $15/person includes logbook and stamp.

Winter Tree ID
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.–noon
Learn how to identify trees in the winter. Demystify buds, leaf scars and bud scales! You will learn hands-on techniques to help you identify trees while in the classroom and then take off into the woods to practice skills.  3 hours. Fee: $15 includes two tree ID books. Criteria II or III, or CE credit is available for participants in the NC EE Certification Program.