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Kids learn winter survival

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 10, March 05, 2003

Observer Photos / Jessica Lee

HOLDING ON - Milo Elementary School students show how ice survival is done. In photo above, Patrick Harris of Atkinson is helped out, during a mock survival activity Feb. 28 at Schoodic Lake. Milo Elementary School's sixth graders participated in several events that morning, coordinated by staff and volunteers. Below, Paige McGuinness of Brownville uses ice picks to find her way to safety.

WINTER SURVIVAL - Sixth graders at Milo Elementary School spent a sunny winter day, last week, learning basic cold-weather survival techniques. The Feb. 28 outing took the youngsters to Schoodic Lake in Lakeview Plantation.

Above, students blaze a trail across the ice in cross-country skis - some for the first time ever. At right, Martin 0'Connor of Milo teaches the basics of jigging for fish, preferably over-sized togue, to Ryan Bailey of Milo, center, and Brad Brown of Omeville. Other activities included learning how to read a compass, measuring the thickness of the ice, and ice safety.

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