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Quick Start to Kayaking Workshop at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (August 17, 2016)

Discover how easy and fun kayaking can be on the scenic waters of Biscayne Bay! The Quick Start to Kayaking Workshop is offered at the Deering Estate on Saturday, September 10th, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. The workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary to begin safely paddling on small, calm bodies of water.

Participants will learn how to hold a paddle and how blade placement affects the craft; understand how to prepare for and safely manage the situation if the kayak capsizes; find out how your body and paddling style contributes to the kayak's stability on the water and more.

This workshop is recommended for ages 9 & up. Cost: $25. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!