Metal detecting is a way to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and maybe even make some money while you are at it. We are lucky in this area to have the beach as well as historic areas available to us because beach detecting and relic detecting are almost like two separate hobbies. Both use different techniques, research and can even use different detectors. This course will go into detail on the similarities and differences in the two types of detecting, including equipment, research, getting permission to hunt, what to do with your finds, etc. Class members may be invited to go along on some beach hunting trips and perhaps some relic hunting on an optional basis. Metal detectors are not needed for the course but those that already own detectors may learn something new about them, if you don't own one yet you will get a good idea of what you should look for.