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“Lost-Proofing” Program at Bowdoin Park on April 14th
Learn the basics of survival at this free program

Published: 4/5/2013

For More Information Contact:

David Beck, Park Naturalist

Poughkeepsie… At Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park next Sunday, April 14th at 2pm, residents can learn how to avoid getting lost in the wilderness and how to survive if they do get lost until rescuers arrive. The “lost-proofing” program will explain the importance and availability of shelter, water, fire, and food in a survival situation. Participants will put this information they have learned to the test by working together to build a shelter from all natural materials.

The program, which is free of charge, is expected to last about two hours. It will take place in wooded areas, so appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn.

Bowdoin Park is located at 85 Sheafe Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

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