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Safety in the Outdoors workshop planned

By Staff | Dec 26, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a Natural History Workshop on “Safety in the Outdoors” on Saturday, Jan. 10. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville.

It will be led by Kathy Dilley, an Associate Professor of Nursing Education at Shepherd University.

She will review different types of emergency situations than can occur during outdoor activities such as hiking and camping and suggest appropriate reactions to them. Specific topics will include: cuts and scrapes; nosebleeds; fractures; foreign body penetrations; bites and stings; burns; heat stroke; asthma attacks; poisoning; head injuries; and drownings.

The workshop will be informal and participants will be encouraged to raise questions or concerns as it goes along.The workshop will be open to everyone with an interest but pre-registration will be required and there will be a fee.

The fee will be $10 for PVAS members and members of the Society’s Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program, and $15 for the general public.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon program will be held in conference room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

PVAS’s Natural History Workshops are intended for people who are interested in learning about particular natural history topics in considerable depth but cannot commit to pursue the much more comprehensive natural history education available through PVAS’s Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Program, which can take a year or more to complete.