If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a map and compass in the woods, then this is the class for you.
Land Navigation is a vital skill for anyone who ventures into the outdoors. Starting in the classroom, we will cover:
- basics of using a map
- identifying terrain features
- plotting a point on a map
- plotting and navigating a route/course
- pace count
- primitive navigation using the sun and stars
You will practice your new skills at Osage Hills State Park while navigating through the “Basic Orienteering” route. This will test your skills at navigating from point to point following a bearing or azimuth and bypassing obstacles using the box and contour methods. The “Basic Orienteering” route is designed to teach you how to easily backtrack if you make any navigation errors. By the end of the day, you will be navigating terrain successfully using a map and compass. Compasses will be provided if you do not have your own.
Note: Class will meet at Tri County Tech from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; Class will move to Osage Hills State Park from 1:00 – 5:00pm