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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
GINT0457 Bee Keeping - An Introduction

Description: Whether you have always had an interest in bee keeping or this is new venture you would like to peruse, this informative workshop will get you started on the right path. In this course you will learn the basic biology of the honeybees. We will discuss the options of hive locations. Lean how to care for your honeybees in your own backyard or on a foster site. We will practice beekeeping with a mock beehive and get a closer look at bees in a completely enclosed observation hive. This workshop is taught by Erica Shelley, PhD, who has taught natural, treatment-free beekeeping courses to hundreds of people who keep bees in both rural and urban settings. She has traveled around the world learning all types of beekeeping, has appeared on radio talk shows across the globe, and written magazine articles about the plight of the bee. Did you know that you can thank a bee for every 1 in 3 bites we eat? Join us for this exciting course and be a part of saving our honeybee population.
Hours: 6
Credits: 0
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COMM1752 Genealogy Basics

Description: Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Along the way, you'll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past. You'll develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others. You'll discover, in simple terms, where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Was it truth or goof? Where's the proof? Find out why close counts not only in horseshoes, but also in hunting your heritage. www.ed2go.com/conestoga
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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COMM1941 Get Funny

Description: Humor enhances everything you do, no matter whether you're looking to deliver better presentations, increase your marketability as a writer, deliver more hits to a Web site, or simply become friendlier and more outgoing. Whether you're naturally funny or want to be, this hilarious course will help you sharpen your wit. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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GINT0212 Surviving in the Wilderness without Your GPS

Description: Are you a hiker, boater, outdoor person, or someone that uses a GPS in the field or water?

This course will enable you to confidently use both a map and compass to navigate without the use of a GPS, or electronic instruments. If your GPS breaks, shuts down, or is lost, you'll always have a low-tech, highly accurate, waterproof and shock resistant way of finding your way out.

Learn how to:

· Read the map and compass accurately

· Interpret contours

· Set bearings and declinations to set for your compass to make it accurate

· Navigate in the field and more importantly, NOT GET LOST

You will be able to pinpoint your position, precisely go to the positions you want to get to, and find the best path. Learn various ways of finding direction day or night without a compass.

Please note: This course requires a professional compass which you are required to bring to the first class in order to participate. (Silva compass. Either Model Ranger CLQ, CL or CL Hi-Vis - available at Sails or Suunto MC-2 compass. Either in degrees (360) or in Mils (6400) - available at Adventure Guide. Adventure Guide will provide a 10% discount. Cost of the compass is approximately $69.00 before tax.)

Feel free to contact the instructor John Pullman
jpullman@rogers.com Cell 519-589-2432 for any course related questions.
Hours: 12
Credits: 0
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SOC1001 Understanding Adolescents

Description: To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent's development and behavior. You'll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, how their identities develop, and what steps you can take to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the needs of the teens in your life. NOTE: This course cannot be used as a credit towards Conestoga programs.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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