LTAP-Registration5NC LTAP offers a variety of road maintenance, traffic control, and safety training courses at a reasonable cost. Courses address topics of interest to local agencies as well as North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees and include courses such as work zone safety, pavement maintenance, erosion control, utility cuts, traffic calming, sign retroreflectivity, heavy equipment operator safety, OSHA, and supervisory skills. Classes are held in various locations across North Carolina.

 

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Roads Scholar Courses

ASPHALT PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE

This workshop covers pavement evaluation, asphalt mix materials, hot plant mix production and pavement construction methods, routing pavement maintenance techniques, and pothole patching.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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BASIC DRAINAGE/ROADWAY DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE

There are three things you need to have a good road: drainage, drainage, and drainage. This program covers drainage principles, drainage policy, ditches, pipes, and other drainage features, including installation maintenance and construction of drainage components.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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BASIC WORK ZONE SAFETY

This workshop teaches the basics of work zone traffic control. The course covers short-term operations (no longer than one work shift) and focuses on daytime activities. This course must be completed before taking Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training and Advanced Work Zone Safety Training.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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CHAIN SAW SAFETY

Use of a chain saw requires a whole host of special personal protective equipment, including special glasses, gloves, chaps, and more. This hands-on class will cover basic chain saw operational safety awareness (e.g. proper protective wear, starting, kick back prevention, cutting do’s and don’ts) as well as body position during cutting and a few advanced topics. Each attendee will don the proper PPE for a routine sawing operation of felled trees, inspect the condition of the saw, check fluid levels, crank the saw and perform a successful cutting operation.

Length – 1 day

PDH – 8 hours

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CONCRETE WHAT, WHEN AND HOW

This class features the basics of concrete installation from the composition of concrete to an actual student hands on session demonstrating placing and finishing techniques. This course is geared to anyone interested in improving concrete skills and will provide students with a general knowledge of concrete.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 7 hours

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CONSTRUCTION MATHEMATICS FOR TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL

This class will cover very practical areas for those who need to read plans, order and solve problems dealing with materials and supplies. Reading blueprints- discussion: examples (plans can vary-one page or 500 pages); sample plans; orient plans (north arrow, vicinity map, or other clarifying features); scale. Measurements using scale- discussion: Work examples from sample plans. Calculating area- discussion: work examples from sample plans. Materials factoring – discussion: asphalt – discussion, conversion of area to weight (tons); concrete – discussion, Conversion to area to volume (cubic yards); Stone – discussion, Conversion of area to weight (tons). Sample problems – Asphalt, Concrete,Stone Estimate areas for odd shapes- for example circles and triangles

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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EXCAVATION SAFETY

This workshop will not only teach the participants to recognize danger, but will equip them with the tools to prevent dangerous accidents.

You may also recall that this abbreviated class:

  1. Reviews the competent person information to refresh their memory about requirements of the standard,
  2. Shows the attendees other new approaches to comply with the standard not covered in the first, comprehensive course, and
  3. Discusses the other items that NC OSHA compliance officers have indicated that most trained competent people tend to forget.

So, this course is designed to be both an ADVANCED COURSE – presenting new shoring alternatives for those already having completed the full-day comprehensive course AND ALSO serve as a REFRESHER COURSE – hitting the high spots on many of the most important aspects from the full-day class.

Just to be crystal clear about the title and scope of the course, because this is an abbreviated course, stressing some of the most important aspects of the OSHA Trenching Standard and NOT a comprehensive course involving hands-on soil classification along with many of the other nitty-gritty details of the standard, each of the wallet cards are appropriately titled “Excavation Safety Awareness” rather than “Competent Person.”

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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FLAGGER TRAINING

This workshop is designed to train participants to be effective flaggers by teaching the basics of flagging operations and procedures.

Length – 1/2 day

PDH – 4 hours

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INTERMEDIATE WORK ZONE SAFETY

This workshop builds on the information covered in the Basic Work Zone Safety course, with particular emphasis paid to multi-lane urban streets. Multi-lane intersection work zones, detours, and mobile operations are covered in detail. Basic Work Zone Safety Training is a prerequisite for this course. Intermediate Work Zone Safety Training must be completed before taking Advanced Work Zone Safety Training.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 7 hours

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LOW COST SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Each year, motor vehicle crashes on US roadways, claim on the order of 40,000 lives and 3 million injuries and involve $230 billion in costs. The Federal Highway Administration and AASHTO, among others, have identified roadway safety as a high priority. The consequences of motor vehicle crashes would not be nearly so high if programs, tools and technologies that have been developed were more extensively deployed to make roads safer for travel. This workshop emphasizes the application of traffic control devices, enhanced traffic control device application measures, low-cost safety improvements, and their specific safety benefits in terms of crash modification factors. Signing, marking and illumination are highlighted. The information is directly applicable to addressing requests and comments from the public.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of highway safety and focus on what can be done now
  • Identification of high-crash locations
  • The Tools
    • Mitigating Roadside Hazards
    • Signing
    • Marking and Delineation
    • Lighting
    • Enhanced Applications of Signing and Markings
  • Case Studies
  • Unsignalized Intersections
  • Signalized Intersections
  • Innovative Applications of Traffic Control Devices
  • Case Study Exercises

Who Should Attend: This workshop should be of interest to state and local roadway agency traffic engineers, those who design and install traffic control devices, public works directors, and others involved in the roadway element of traffic safety.

Instructor: The instructor for this workshop is Ronald W. Eck, PE, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University and former Director of the West Virginia LTAP Center. He currently serves as Senior Advisor with the WV LTAP Center. Ron has been involved in traffic engineering and traffic safety for over 30 years.

Length – 1 Day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF UTILITY CUTS

This workshop expands on the discussion of utility cut repairs presented in the Asphalt Pavement Maintenance workshop and includes an in-depth review of the use of flowable fill concrete for utility cut maintenance and repair.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY SKILLS FOR FIRST-TIME MANAGERS

This workshop covers basic management and supervisory techniques that assist the newly promoted manager/supervisor in planning, directing, motivating, and making decisions in an efficient manner.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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MANAGING CONFLICT WITH THE PUBLIC AND EMPLOYEES

This class will focus on three primary topics: conflict styles, strategies for de-escalating conflict, and steps for negotiating a mutually beneficial resolution to conflict. Participants will have the opportunity to practice conflict management strategies in role-play situations.

Length – 8:30am – 3:30pm | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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PLAN READING FOR TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL

Learn Blueprint reading, one of the foundational skills essential to a successful career in construction. Gain an elementary level of understanding of blueprint reading and how to apply it to construction projects.

Class will include:

  • Basic plan package understanding
  • Types of drawings
  • Key universal blueprint information
  • Understanding lines and symbols
  • Dissecting and interpreting blueprint information
  • Plans, elevations, sections, and details
  • Scale and applications
  • Job layout and orientation

Length – 4 hours, no lunch

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ROAD SAFETY 365

PDH – 8 hours

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ROADSIDE SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS

This course is intended for road supervisors, maintenance engineers, and maintenance level personnel in rural areas and small urban communities and others who have responsibility for operation and management of local roads. Superintendents and safety officers will benefit from this overview. Course topics will cover: the basics of road safety, identifying and solving traffic safety problems, traffic control devices, roadways, design standards, curves and surface condition, improving roadside safety, and intersections, railroad grade crossings and driveways.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 7 hours

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SNOW AND ICE CONTROL

In this workshop, participants will learn snow and ice control procedures, properties of snow and ice and appropriate treatments, common deicing chemicals and alternative materials, winter storm preparation, and storm removal equipment and operations.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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SOILS FUNDAMENTALS

This workshop focuses on the important aspects of highway sub-grade preparation, including soil classifications, compaction of fills, soil compaction tests, proof rolling, and the importance of proper drainage.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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UPDATING YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS; REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

This full-day workshop is entirely focused on practical applications of spreadsheets, reports, and presentations in your organization. The workshop will demonstrate the effectiveness of various computer programs with actual files that you use regularly. The workshop will include

  • Classroom instruction and discussion
  • Hands -on computer usage
  • The computer programs that are helpful in making spreadsheets, reports, and presentations, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Calculations and analysis which can provide useful information for your organization
  • How to present your information in an effective way

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring (or email Daniel_Findley@ncsu.edu in advance of the course) examples of files to review and improve during the workshop.

PDH – 6 hours

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Advanced Roads Scholar Courses

ADVANCED COMPUTERS: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

This full-day workshop is entirely focused on practical applications of spreadsheets, reports, and presentations in your organization. The workshop will demonstrate the effectiveness of various computer programs with actual files that you use regularly.

The workshop will include

  • Classroom instruction and discussion
  • Hands -on computer usage
  • The computer programs that are helpful in making spreadsheets, reports, and presentations, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Calculations and analysis which can provide useful information for your organization
  • How to present your information in an effective way

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring (or email Daniel_Findley@ncsu.edu in advance of the course) examples of files to review and improve during the workshop.

Length – 1 Day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY AND LOCKOUT/TAGOUT

This workshop is a natural follow up to the Trenching Competent Person workshop. It is a must for any field supervisor who has crews working in confined spaces, such as: manholes, catch basins, meter vaults, and excavations deeper than four feet.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 7 hours

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DESIGNING PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES FOR ACCESSIBILITY

PDH – 7 hours

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EROSION CONTROL

The seminar will focus on current methods of erosion control. The material will be targeted toward non-engineers with an emphasis on nomographs and simple procedures used to determine the correct sizing and appropriateness of different erosion control devices. The most important tool in the toolbox – the construction sequence – will be discussed in detail. Come to the seminar and learn where to put floc logs (hint: not in your fireplace), why turbid is horrid, and that it is okay to skim a basin.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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FALL PROTECTION

On the subject of OSHA Fall Protection requirements for protection of employees, workers in local and state government, as well as construction firms can be subject to general industry regulations while performing some duties and construction industry regulations on other occasions.  In addition, Federal OSHA has issued quite a number of fall protection interpretations that pertain, but are not included in these two books of OSHA regulations.

This class will provide an overview of these many different fall protection provisions, interpretations and grandfathered work environments.  For many years, fall protection has been the #1 and #2 most frequently cited serious citations issued by Federal OSHA all across the U.S.  Insurance companies report that fall protection is also the #1 cause of disabling injuries AND third-party litigation against general contractors and owners resulting from injuries on a jobsite.  Fall protection is also #1 on the list of State and Federal OSHAs Focus Four hazards inspection program resulting in the impromptu ride-by compliance inspections of crews working on or near the road.  One citation avoided or one lawsuit prevented can provide ample justification for sending all employees to this course.

Length – 1 Day

PDH – 8 hours

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FLAGGING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This workshop teaches participants the basics of flagging operations and then instructs them how to teach their own personnel these concepts.

Length – 1 1/2 days | Lunch provided on day 1

PDH – 12 hours

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FLAGGING INSTRUCTOR RECERTIFICATION

This workshop is intended for people who have completed ITRE’s Flagging Instructor course and now need recertification. With NCDOT requiring recertification after 4 years, this course will address updates in flagging operations and procedures, review the Instructor agreement, and discuss training issues. The workshop will include inside and outside practice sessions to enhance the participant’s abilities to train their personnel to be competent and effective flaggers. Preregistration is required because a few participant assignments will be made before the class.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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GUARDRAIL DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

This workshop addresses decision making criteria for engineers such as guardrail warrants, length of need, maintenance planning and damage assessment. Also covers: various types of guardrail hardware and focuses on the various end treatments designed to meet the FHWA 350 crash tests.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 7 hours

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HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR AGENCY OUT OF COURT

PDH – 8 hours

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MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY SKILLS FOR EXPERIENCED MANAGERS

This workshop covers management and supervisory techniques to assist the experienced supervisor/manager in planning, directing, motivating, and making decisions in an efficient manner.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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OSHA 10-HOUR SAFETY TRAINING

This workshop is an important tool in meeting OSHA requirements to provide employees with an awareness of the basic hazards that exist in the field. Over a 10-hour period, this workshop covers many important basic safety requirements that field employees must know that are in OSHA’s Standards for the Construction Industry. OSHA inspectors can enforce these safety rules for field employees working in the public or private sector.

Length – 1 1/2 days | Lunch provided on day 1

PDH – 10 hours

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ROADSIDE LANDSCAPING IN NORTH CAROLINA

This is a new class, taught by the NCDOT Roadside Environmental Unit, Construction & Maintenance, Operations, Division of Highways. Topics for this class will include: Equipment Calibration for Vegetation Managers, Pesticide Recommendations for Turf grass and Brush, Backpack Calibration, Ornamental Weed Control (Pre- and Post-Applications), Inspecting Ornamentals – Practical Experience, Useful Ornamentals in the Landscape, Wildflower and Herbicidal Research.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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STORMWATER HYDROLOGY

This workshop is an introduction to stormwater hydrology and drainage design. The morning session will concentrate on the movement of water over the earth’s surface. The afternoon session will deal with the design elements of urban stormwater systems.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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TRAFFIC CALMING

Public officials face a growing number of complaints about high speeds and volumes of traffic in residential neighborhoods. New geometric design features and traffic control strategies to provide safer, more livable neighborhoods will be described, including residential area traffic circles, bulbouts, medians, speed humps and diverters.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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TRAFFIC SIGN RETROREFLECTIVITY/PAVEMENT MARKINGS

Traffic signs provide an important means of communicating information to road users. They need to be visible to be effective. The nighttime environment presents many sign visibility challenges. Since drivers cannot see as many visual cues as they can during the day, this places greater reliance on signs and other traffic control devices. To provide nighttime sign visibility, most signs are made from retroreflective sheeting. Retroreflectivity is the property of a material that re-directs light back to the originating source. Since the retroreflective properties of signs deteriorate over time, road and street officials should assess their schedules for inspecting, cleaning and replacing signs to ensure that these maintenance activities meet the objectives of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and, more importantly, the needs of drivers at night. This workshop will help practitioners gain a better understanding of sign retroreflectivity issues in order to improve the overall nighttime visibility of traffic signs.

Topics covered include:

  • Why is sign retroreflectivity important?
  • Basic retroreflectivity science
  • Types of retroreflective materials
  • Measuring retroreflectivity
  • Minimum retroreflectivity levels
  • Maintenance/Management methods.

This workshop should be of interest to state and local roadway agency personnel who install and maintain signs, traffic engineers, public works directors, street supervisors and anyone involved in traffic safety.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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TRENCHING COMPETENT PERSON

1989 OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Standard participants will learn to understand how the Standard works. This course covers definition of key terms, when the Standard does/does not apply, major components, soil classification tests and methods, and hazard recognition.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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WRITING SKILLS FOR TRANSPORTATION PERSONNEL

This workshop will give you the specific strategies you need to strengthen your writing skills. Participants will learn how to master the essentials for writing reports, proposals, memos, and letters; overcome “writer’s block”; edit technical information effectively; and identify and correct common problems of grammar and punctuation.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 8 hours

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WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL SUPERVISOR

This three-day course is designed for DOT, larger municipalities, and highway contractors that work on all highway systems, including two-lane roads, multi-lane roadways, and high-volume, high-speed, controlled access facilities. This course covers traffic control plan reading and development, positive protection, work zone capacity, night work, and inspection. Part 6 of the MUTCD and state DOT “Roadway Standard Drawings” are used as the text for this course. Additional handouts are used to supplement these materials. All work zone durations are covered in this course. Participants will be tested at the conclusion of the workshop for NCDOT Work Zone Supervisor certification. It is NOT a prerequisite to attend the Basic and Intermediate Work Zone Safety Course.

Length – 3 days | Lunch provided

PDH – 20 hours

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Master Roads Scholar Courses

ASSET MANAGEMENT

This course focuses on the principles of strategic and cost-effective transportation asset management. Topics covered in this course include investment evaluation, program design and implementation, risk assessment, long-term financial planning, and data collection and assessment.

Length – 1 day

PDH – 7 hours

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BASIC GIS

This introductory course provides the foundation for understanding Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a computer-based methodology for collecting, analyzing, modeling and presenting geographic data. Students will learn how to create and visualize information that can be used to make decisions and solve problems.

Length – 1 day

PDH – 7 hours

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FUNDAMENTALS OF GOVERNMENT

This course provides an overview of the United States government structure, including the organization, operation, and interaction of branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels.

Length – 1 day

PDH – 7 hours

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EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS

This course will provide an opportunity to prepare for a supervisory or leadership role by learning management concepts, tools, and techniques to build personal influence and succeed as a leader. Topics include ethics, organizational self-assessment, defining excellence, and team development.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

PDH – 6 hours

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PRODUCTIVE TEAM BUILDING
This course examines group dynamics and how to create a functional group and a productive team. Topics include communicating well with others, discovering and harnessing personal strengths, stimulating collaboration, appreciating diversity, and unification of goals.

Other Courses

ASPHALT ROLLER OPERATOR TRAINING

This entry-level workshop covers machine safety, walk-around and function identification, using the related unit operators manual, unit service and maintenance, and hands-on operation. This workshop is designed for those employees who are new hires or who have used an asphalt roller less than six months. Please wear work clothes; the afternoon will be spent in the field.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

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BACKHOE OPERATOR TRAINING

This entry-level workshop covers machine safety, walk-around and function identification, using the related unit operators manual, unit service and maintenance, and hands-on operation. This workshop is designed for those employees who are new hires or who have used a backhoe less than six months. Please wear work clothes; the afternoon will be spent in the field.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

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LOADER OPERATOR TRAINING

This entry level workshop covers machine safety, walk-around and function identification, using the related unit operators manual, unit service and maintenance, and hands-on “stick-time” of correct operation. This workshop is designed for those employees who are new hires or who have used a loader less than six months. Please wear work clothes; the afternoon will be spent in the field.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

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MOTORGRADER OPERATOR TRAINING

The format is a morning session of lecture and the rest of the day with hands-on operations. The operations will consist of pulling ditches, moving windrows and shaping a crown into a roadway. The instructor will ride with each participant to help with training in these operations. This workshop is designed for those employees who are new hires or who have used a motorgrader less than six months. Please wear work clothes; the afternoon will be spent in the field.

Length – 1 day | Lunch provided

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