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Drones 101 Workshop (Children/Family)
Learn how to use drones safely, with confidence and skill at this fun Drone Flying Workshop presented by Northern New England Drone User Group Organizer and Founder, Steve Mermelstein! This two-hour paid workshop is designed to give everyone the knowledge needed to become a capable and safe drone pilot. Following a very informative classroom session, paid attendees receive a free training quadcopter they can keep! All skill levels welcome! Even beginners or someone who has been flying! This class covers a wide range of essential and important information. Following our advice will help you avoid common mistakes and significantly decrease the risk of costly crashes. Everyone will learn a lot of new and critical practices, procedures, and skills which are not touched upon in any manual or online video or course. Separate classes are offered for Adults and Children/Families: Our Children/Family class is generally best suited for ages 12 and up but younger kids may also benefit if they're more mature or advanced for their age. Children/Family session: 2:00-3:55pm. Adults only session: 4:00-6:15pm. Depending on number and complexity of questions received, Adult session may end later. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Cost: Family: $129.99 (One Adult and One Child. Each additional Adult or Child is $39.99.) Adult: $79.99 Child: $59.99 These non-refundable fees includes, the class, registration and lab material fees. Each paid attendee will also receive a free quadcopter. Optional add-ons: Battery and Charger Kit: $35 This optional kit includes 5 extra batteries and a 5 battery charger. Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Kit: $165 This optional kit includes FPV Goggles, FPV Camera, 5 extra batteries, and a 5 battery charger so you can modify your practice drone into a Tiny Whoop Racer! Please don't forget to specify date desired in notes section during checkout. Location: Vermont Drone at Generator 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401 For more information please email st4eve @ vtd14ro4ne . c5om (please remove all spaces and numbers). Terms: These services are offered by Each workshop is limited a specific number of students so each student has one-on-one time with instructor. First come (first to pay), first served. Registration will automatically be closed as soon as the class is full. Please arrive on time as we start promptly at stated start time. Refund Policy: As we’re holding a space and purchasing materials for you, all sales are final. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Class credit for use at an upcoming class will be provided if you notify us at least 7 days in advance of this class. Requests must be made by email. Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel any class for any reason but typically only do so for potentially hazardous weather. Students enrolled in a class which is canceled will be notified by message or email if a valid email address has been provided. Students enrolled in a canceled class will be offered credit for a future class. Subject to Additional Terms: Full or partial payment constitutes acceptance of the Workshop/Tour Contract Terms and Conditions at: To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at:


40 Sears Ln · Burlington, VT

What we're about

We love Photography and Vermont! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome, even beginners!

Participants only need an interest in photography and a desire to improve their skills or help others.

Join similarly creative and passionate individuals who love Vermont and seek opportunities to show off this beautiful state. Our members range from novices to professional photographers, each bringing different perspectives, experience, and knowledge.

Together, we gain photography experience, enjoy Vermont's uniqueness, and best of all, make new friends!

We offer beginner and advanced meetups at least once a month to expand member knowledge, talk and share stories, photograph unique locations, catch dramatic sunsets or sunrises, mountain views, architecture, or events in cities and towns close to Burlington and throughout Northern and Central Vermont.

During and after each event, you're welcome to (optionally) post your photos to social media and photo sharing sites.

Some events wrap up over food or drink at a local restaurant, with discussions recounting the day, sharing photos, (optional) constructive critique, and exchanging photography tips and knowledge.

Membership is FREE and the majority of our events will be FREE to our members and their guests.

All members can also receive discounts from our sponsors (, who also occasionally supply FREE giveaways at some of our events. We might occasionally offer some optional workshops and classes which are fee-based due to their higher costs or complexity but we strive to keep their cost low and affordable. Since charges us to host our group, we occasionally might do a fundraiser or ask for donations ( to offset the cost. We greatly appreciate and thank you for any support you may offer.

We encourage anyone with an interest in photography to join and will welcome you regardless of your skill level or equipment.

Since, everyone starts with an inexpensive camera, or one that was already at their disposal, any type of camera is welcomed with open arms and without judgement...even camera-phones and pocket-cams!

Our group's organizer and leader:

The group is lead by Vermont Photo Tours ( founder and Instructor, Steve Mermelstein ( and is a marriage of Steve’s passion for photography with his love for Vermont. Steve’s award-winning photography has appeared in magazines, newspapers, calendars, ads, and web sites. In 2013 and 2014, Samsung USA named Steve one of the Top 50 US Photographers and contracted him as a Samsung Imagelogger.

About RSVPs:

When you RSVP "Yes" to an event please follow through with your commitment to attend. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No" at least 48 hours prior to the event. "No Shows" hurt the trustworthiness of the group and can disrupt our plans. If it's a limited attendance event, it could also prevent other Members that can attend from RSVPing "Yes" or not correctly move members on the waitlist to attending! We understand if emergencies and last minute situations happen, but please be diligent of your RSVP status. Thank you!

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