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Americas Boating Course (ABC):

 America's Boating Course (ABC)

Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in this comprehensive classroom course. This newly revised course will give you the basics of line throwing, knot tying, boat handling, anchoring, navigation rules and aids, emergencies on the water and more. Instructors have many years of boating experience 

This course is recommended because of its detailed course study. With successful completion of our ABC course you receive a certificate of safe boating from the State. 

   Topics include:

  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Navigation Rules & Aids
  • Finding Your Way
  • Marlinspike (knots!)
  • State Vessel Registration & Regulations
  • Trailering
  • Anchoring
  • Communications Afloat
  • Lights and Sound signals

Graduates earn a Wisconsin DNR Safety Certificate The cost is $29.95 for the 244 page full color manual which is your text book.  $5.00 for one additional family member to share course materials.  Students are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 Students need a WDNR customer number before the class. Please go to to get your number.


 Questions, call Gregg at (920)544-3970 or e-mail:

Date and Time: Class Starts March 27 and runs for 4 weeks.Tuesdays 5:30 -7:30 pm Exam will on April 24th. Payment can be made at the first class. We take cash or checks
Location: Cabela's
Public cost: $29.95
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Weather Spring/Fall Class:
The safety and comfort of those who venture out-on-the water have always been weather dependent. In this course students will become more keen observers of the weather, but weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology — the science of the atmosphere.
The course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the Internet.
This is a general weather course benefiting those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm.
Each student receives;
A USPS Weather Manual - an explanatory text with full color photographs and drawings covering weather in the United States and its coastal and inland waters; a set of three Daily Weather Maps - learning aids with a compete explanation of map symbols designed to develop weather map reading and analysis skills; and NOAA’s Sky Watcher Chart- a reference to assist in identifying cloud types -  helpful indicators of approaching weather.

Course Covers: 

Effects of Heat and Cold

Wind and Pressure
Storms & Fronts
Rain, Humidity, Fog
Hydrological Cycles
Thunderstorms and Tornados
Tropical Weather
Weather Data Analysis
Climatic Variables and Data

We will be using GO TO MEETING SOFTWARE to be able to offer USPS WEATHER to those students who are not able to travel to Green Bay for the Classroom Sessions. 

We plan to teach this course in two sections. The first of five weeks in Spring 2018  will be devoted to the basics of Meteorology, understanding basic weather phenomena and what causes weather.   The second section will be in Fall 2018 and will be devoted to understanding what causes storms in both the Mid-continental regions of the world, and also in tropical latitudes. A chapter will be devoted to weather forecasting. In addition, a trip will be planned to visit the Green Bay National Weather Service station to watch the launch of a weather balloon. These launches are done across the globe at 1200 and 2400 GMT and provide the source of much of the data that comprises our global weather maps. 
Questions? Please email Norm


Date and Time: The Spring Session will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm beginning March 7 through April 4 at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. in Green Bay, WI. We will be using GO TO MEETING SOFTWARE to offer USPS WEATHER to those students who are not able to travel to Green Bay for the Classroom Sessions. The Fall session location TBD
Location: Brown County Library. Member cost: $65.00 Public cost: $85.00
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