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Courses, Talks and Exhibits from USA Aloft

USA Aloft, LLC is proud to offer a variety of educational programs available on-site for your school, social group or function.  Some programs may also be scheduled at facilities for individual sign ups. The descriptions and costs below are subject to change without notice.  "Group Costs" are for school and other group programs. 

Reservation: Please contact USA Aloft to schedule a program.

Scroll down or click on a course name to see its summary.  Follow the Long Description link for a full description of each course.

Discovering America’s Natural History: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Talk

Discovering America’s Natural History: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Exhibit

Lewis and Clark Surveying Techniques

Foods of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 

Light, the Universe and Everything - Astronomy Exhibit

Nature Photography Workshop

Controlling Depth of Field Photography Workshop

Photography Printing Workshop

Painting with Light, Nature Photography at Night Workshop

Young Scientist Series.  Application of Object Oriented Programming to a Scientific Problem

The USA Aloft Spring 2009 School Program Flyer is available for download as a PDF.  Many of these programs are available for a general audience. 

Press resource pages exist for both USA Aloft's Lewis and Clark Project and our Photo Workshop Series.  These pages contain selected press announcements and images for use in publications.  Follow the instructions there to gain access to higher resolution versions of the images for publication use.

Discovering America’s Natural History: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Talk

Short Description: Illustrated lecture describing the Lewis and Clark Expedition with handouts and class materials.
Long Description:
Lewis and Clark Program
Duration:
Flexible, but the lecture is usually about 1:30.  Rate below allows for multiple presentations.
Ages:
Grade 3 through adult
Group Cost:
$250 (covers up to a half day) plus mileage1. (Combinations of Lewis and Clark programs may be discounted. Contact us for a quote.)

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Discovering America’s Natural History: The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - Exhibit

Short Description: 80 piece framed exhibit describing the Lewis and Clark Expedition for hanging at your site.
Long Description:
Lewis and Clark Exhibit
Ages:
Grade 3 through adult
Locations Offered: The full exhibit requires at least 120 linear feet of wall space with many frames hung over/under.
Group Cost:
$250 for the first month plus mileage1. Additional months $100. Single lecture additional $100 plus mileage1. (Combinations of Lewis and Clark programs may be discounted. Contact us for a quote.)

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Lewis and Clark Surveying Techniques

Short Description: Techniques used by Lewis and Clark to survey their western route using replicas of period instruments.
Long Description: 
Lewis and Clark Survey Course
Duration:
4 days
Ages:
Teen through Adult
Locations Offered: Please contact USA Aloft for details.
Group Cost:
$2500 plus mileage1. (Combinations of Lewis and Clark programs may be discounted. Contact us for a quote.)

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Foods of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 

(Please contact USA Aloft directly for this program.)
Short Description: Menus, recipes and food preparation instruction. Your volunteers actually prepare the food for your function. 
Long Description:
Lewis and Clark Foods
Duration:
Flexible, usually about 4 - 6 hours
Ages:
Adult
Locations Offered:
Your location with kitchen facilities
Group Cost:
$60/hour plus mileage1.  Materials costs may apply. (Combinations of Lewis and Clark programs may be discounted. Contact us for a quote.)

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Light, the Universe and Everything, An Astronomy Exhibit

Short Description: Using light as a unifying theme, this astronomy exhibit mixes spectacular images from the night sky, explanatory texts, scientific papers and hands-on experiments.
Long Description:
Light, the Universe and Everything
Ages:
Grade 3 through adult
Locations Offered:
The full exhibit requires approximately 100 linear feet of wall space.
Group Cost:
$250 for a month plus mileage1. Additional month $100. Reception speaker available, contact us for details.

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Nature Photography Workshop

Short Description: Includes composition, exposure, lighting, camera operation, field techniques and more.
Long Description:
Introductory Nature Photography Workshop
Duration:
Normally, three 4-hour sessions, but flexible. See the long description above.
Ages:
Teen through Adult
Locations Offered:
Your location (requires field area)
Group Cost:
$60/hour plus mileage1. Maximum 12 participants.  Add one hour per meeting for setup/breakdown. 
Next Public Course: Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn, NH in February 2016. Please visit our What's New page for details.

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Controlling Depth of Field Photography Workshop

Short Description: Controlling which areas of a composition will be in focus. Instruction and field experience.
Long Description:
Depth of Field Photo Workshop
Duration:
4 hours
Ages:
Teen through Adult
Locations Offered:
Your location with at least 120 foot interior space or outside area.
Group Cost:
$300 plus mileage1. Maximum 12 participants.

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Photography Printing Workshop

Short Description: Learn how to prepare your digital images for printing. Take home a printed photograph.
Long Description:
Photo Printing Workshop
Duration:
Flexible, include enough time for at least 45 minutes per participant. Minimum 4 hours.
Ages:
Teen through Adult
Locations Offered:
Your location.
Group Cost:
$60/hour plus mileage1. Materials fee. See long description.  Add one hour per meeting for setup/breakdown.


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Painting with Light, Nature Photography at Night Workshop

Short Description: Using light sources as paintbrushes in nighttime nature photography. Instruction and field experience.
Long Description:
Painting with Light, Nature Photography at Night
Duration:
4 hours
Ages:
Teen through Adult
Locations Offered:
Your location with dark outside environment.
Group Cost:
$300 plus mileage1. Maximum 12 participants.

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Young Scientist Series.  Application of Object Oriented Programming to a Scientific Problem

Short Description: Object oriented programming and its application to a body of scientific data
Long Description:
Young Scientist: Object Oriented Programming
Duration:
10 weeks, 2 3-hour meetings per week.
Ages:
Teen through Adult.  See the long description for prerequisites.
Locations Offered:
Requires a classroom setting.
Group Cost:
$4000 plus mileage1.

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1. Mileage is charged at $0.90/mile to and from 490 Wilsons Crossing Rd, Auburn, NH 03032.

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