Map and Compass Field Session

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Saturday October 05

12:00 PM  –  2:30 PM

Join presenter Laura Friesell for a hands-on experience learning the fundamentals of using a compass to navigate a topographic map in the great outdoors!
Topics will include how how to identify parts of a compass, how to take a compass bearing, adjust for declination, and how to apply the bearings to a topographic map of Fontenelle Forest. We will hike for roughly 2 hours on hilly terrain, stopping intermittently to take bearings and apply them to our map to find where we are located.  Bring a day pack with water and a snack as needed. Bug spray, a hat, and good hiking shoes recommended. A clipboard and pen/pencil will come in handy as well.
The hike will be held rain or shine.

**Participants please note that you must provide your own compass with a base plate - it will not be provided in this class. Also, this course is being offered in conjunction with a Map and Compass Fundamentals offered Tuesday, October 1st. These classes are separate and must be registered for individually.**

Ages 14 and Up.

Cost for this program is $15.00 per member/ $20 per non-member (members must sign in to receive discount); program maps, & admission to the park are included. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Walk in participants will not be admitted.

Please Note: This program requires a minimum number of registered participants to proceed. If we do not reach our required minimum this program will be cancelled & refunds issued to registered participants.