Muskie School of Public Service

Tourism & Hospitality spring workshops

Three day-long spring semester workshops available for CEUs through the Muskie School's Tourism & Hospitality program

Introduction to Craft Beer

An introduction to the basics of brewing and associated processes, from raw materials to final product; history of brewing and brewing science; types of beer worldwide; basics of beer quality. Introduction into the craft beer tourism sector in Maine. Basic beverage serving skills are also introduced. Craft brewery tour at the end of the day included.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019

9:00 am – 6:00 pm (lunch, beer tasting, brewery tour & course materials included)

Where: Room 113, Wishcamper Center

Fees: $200; CEU: 1

To register:

Age Requirement: 21 years and above.

Wellness Winter Wonderland

This course provides an opportunity to explore your personal wellness in an outdoor setting. An exploration of the seven unique areas of wellness through activities such as journaling and forest bathing, ice skating and cross country skiing  will create an understanding for participants what well-being really means. At the end of the day, participants will work together to create an outdoor, healthy dinner with a menu that will include beer can game meat and other fun and creative delicacies! Lunch included.

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

9:30 am – 1:30 pm (lunch, dinner, & course materials included)

Where: SMCC Campus

Fees: $75; CEU: 0.5


Age Requirement: 21 years and above.

Agri-Tourism in Rural Maine

Students will experience first-hand how farms and food producers are engaging visitors in authentic experiences through tours, farm activities, value-added products, and farm to table food service. The class takes place in rural Piscataquis County, Maine. Students will visit a local craft brewery, maple syrup producer, vegetable farm and café, and a Christmas tree farm to learn their value within the Local Food Movement, assess how these traditional agricultural businesses are transforming the landscape, and understand the impacts on local communities and the visitor economy.  Plus, we get to eat some delicious food in a beautiful part of the State of Maine! All transportation and meals provided in course fee.  

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (transportation, lunch & course materials included)

Where: Meet USM campus – outside Woodbury Commons for van

Fees: $200; CEU: 1

Age: 18 years and above