No experience necessary: Messalonskee Lake and Steam are wonderful natural resources for the mid-Maine region and offer numerous recreational and conservation activities. If you have always wanted to learn to kayak and explore the lake’s ecology, this class will offer a free kayak lesson and will provide all equipment needed. Identification of flora and fauna in the lake and stream will be taught followed by a kayak paddle near shore to find various specimens. Prerequisite: know the basics of how to swim, but we will be staying close to shore. Please wear water shoes; a bathing suit or shorts, sunscreen, and hat are also helpful and appropriate. Do be prepared with extra clothes just in case you get wet. We will meet at the State of Maine Boat Launch on Rt. 27 across Loon Ridge Cottages and near Hammond Lumber in Belgrade, ME. Must be 17 to register. If needed, a rain date will be announced. Limit 8 students.