Dick Parker of Indian Township, Maine is a Master Maine Guide. He wrote and taught the first organized Maine Guides Training Program, for Washington County Community College in 1988, where he worked as a Professor of Developmental Studies. The original Guides Training Program was based upon his experience as a student in the Maine Warden Service Academy of 1969. With over thirty years experience in teaching, including thirty-six years of teaching all outdoor programs for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as a Master Instructor, Dick has been a valuable part of our team since 1997.

As a First Sergeant in the Maine Army National Guard, Dick has served as a Huey Helicopter assigned Corpsman for over fifteen years, has been in charge of training soldiers in may aspects of soldiering and has been an instructor at Bog Brook, a hands-on learning center for the National Guard in western Maine. He is now retired with thirty one years of experience. He has been an EMT since 1973 and has taught all aspects of First Aid, First Responder, and EMT courses. His Wilderness First Aid Course, designed specifically for Maine Guides, in an approved course through the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

As a veteran of both the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, Dick has a wide area of experience in survival training. Those experiences have become the center of our Wilderness Survival Programs. In 1990, Dick was selected by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to serve on a panel convened to produce the approved curriculum for the training of Maine Guides. Not only do our students pass the map and compass portion of the state exam with a sustained average of over 90%, over 97% of our students pass this most difficult part of the oral and written exams.

For questions about the school, becoming a Guide, or brochure contact:

Maine's Outdoor Learning Center

Capt. John A. and Tami L. Rogers

2402 Atlantic Hwy., Lincolnville, Maine 04849

(207) 290-1496 • (207) 449-3413

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