Walker Elementary students honed their cross-country skiing techniques at Roberts Field in Liberty Jan. 18 and 19. The event was part of a Midcoast Conservancy-sponsored program designed to get kids outside, on the trails and having fun.

The next installment of this after school program runs Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 24 and 25, from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., and Friday, Jan. 26 (an early release day), from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Roberts Field behind Walker Elementary School.

This event will also be offered at the Mount View Complex from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, and Feb. 5 to 9 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. each day. Skiis and boots are provided and all events are free with a suggested donation of $4 per session.

"The main thing is increasing access to kids. Money should not be a barrier," said Andy Bezon, director of community programs at Midcoast Conservancy.

The first clinic was well attended and Friday had over 30 students participating.

The mobile Midcoast Conservancy adventure trailer will also bring 20 fat tire bikes to the Freedom Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Springvale Farm on Pleasant Street for guided rides. Bikes will be provided free of charge, but donations will be accepted. This event will begin at 11 a.m.

"We're excited to be offering these programs and also excited to be getting the community's support," Bezon said.

The outdoor adventure ski clinic and traveling fat tire bike trailer have been made possible by grants from the Elmina B. Sewall, Quimby Family and Reny Family foundations.

Be on the lookout for more outdoor adventures happening around Waldo County this spring. For more information on Midcoast Conservancy programming, contact Andy Bezon at andyb@midcoastconservancy.org or 389-5156.