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Adult Survival Program to be Held at Bowdoin Park

Published: 11/4/2015

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Colleen Pillus

Poughkeepsie…Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Could you survive until rescuers arrived? What steps could you have taken to avoid getting lost in the first place? The Dutchess County Parks Division is hosting an Adult Survival Program on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Bowdoin Park. The program will help participants, 18 years of age and older, understand the necessary steps to take in a survival situation, including how to prepare for a trek into the woods and the immediate actions necessary when a survival situation arises. The program is being provided free of charge for participants; however, space is limited and registration is required.

The program will focus on the skills required to make an effective shelter and fire, with special emphasis on situational awareness as a method to prevent getting lost. Finding safe drinking water and basic plant identification will also be a part of the discussion. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

For more information, go to or call (845) 298-4602 to register.

The program will be held at the Education Center at Bowdoin Park. Bowdoin Park is located at 85 Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

To learn more about all of the programs available at Bowdoin Park as well as other Dutchess County Parks, visit or call the Dutchess County Parks Division at (845) 298-4600.