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Basic Knotcraft: Learn Some Useful Knots and Their Practical Applications

Knots are essential in many technical recreation activities, but also can be helpful in daily life, including endeavors in gardening, decorating, attaching things to a vehicle roof rack, creating tire swings, securing boxes, etc. Well-tied knots are also aesthetically pleasing and fun to tie. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn to tie some useful knots, and we will discuss some practical applications of the knots they learn. No prior experience is necessary.

Workshop Time and Date: 7-8:30 p.m. CST; Wednesday, July 8
Workshop Lead: Cathy Borer ’87

Meet Cathy Borer ’87

I am an associate professor of biology at a small liberal arts college. I also am passionate about many outdoor activities and pursuits, and I am the faculty advisor for a student outing club and a student environmental club. I am an elected member of the National Cave Rescue Commission's Education Committee, as well as an active member of a volunteer technical rescue team. I have also taught an advanced rope technician course. I look forward to helping workshop participants learn to tie a few essential knots, which can be useful in many daily activities.

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Wednesday July 8
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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