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Cathy Guerra
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305-235-1668 ext. 244

Kayaking 101 at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (September 26, 2016)

Develop a solid foundation for all your future kayaking ventures at the Kayaking 101 Course at the Deering Estate on Saturday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Certified instructors will introduce students to basic paddling concepts and safe paddling practices.

Students will learn:
• How to perform a proper wet exit to avoid injury and prepare themselves for developing next step skills; 
• Techniques to land and launch a kayak in order to avoid wet starts and finishes;  
• Fundamental strokes to improve paddling efficiency and directional control with an emphasis on proper technique and body position.

This course is recommended for ages 9 & older. Cost: $80. Space is limited. Register online or call 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 Historic House tours, 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.
 
This year the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years on the National Register of Historic Places and the 100th anniversary of Charles Deering's purchase and restoration of the Richmond Hotel for his winter residence. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!