Classes & Workshops


April 1, 2017

The first of two Safe River Recreation Introductory Workshops is now scheduled for April 1st. The location will be where they have been over the years – lower TAPCO recreation area. Learn to kayak the Verde River.  Meet with local experts and river runners and learn which boats are appropriate for the area.  You will also learn about equipment and safety procedures. We’ll practice getting in and out of a kayak, how to read river currents and use various paddle strokes to navigate river waters.  You will also learn how to avoid flips, how to self-rescue if you do, and swimming in moving water.

Join expert kayaker Dylan Anderson with South by Southwest as he leads this workshop. All river related gear will be provided including kayaks, paddles and life jackets. You may bring your own if you wish. Cost is $25.

Bring your own lunch. Must be 13 years old and if under 18 accompanied by an adult.

Register here! 

Birding 101 Workshop

November 4-5, 2017. Are you a backyard birdwatcher thinking about venturing out to see and learn more about the many bird species that live in or move through our area? Perhaps you are already an avid birder who wants to hone your skills and pick up more detailed knowledge of avian behavior, habitat, bird song and techniques to improve identification.

Back by popular demand our well-known birding guide Dena Greenwood, manager of Jay’s Bird Barn will repeat this informative workshop, suitable for all who are interested in the fascinating world of wild birds.