Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Free Beginner's Orienteering ClassDirections
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Classroom Training Details
On Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club will present a FREE class teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The class is offered in one of the meeting rooms inside the City of Phoenix' Mesquite Library (north side of Paradise Valley Mall - see directions). Participants in the class will learn some of the important techniques involved in navigating with topographic maps and a compass. While GPS receivers provide an incredibly easy way for people to navigate, conditions sometimes make the GPS units unreliable or unusable (navigating in deep canyons, dead batteries, etc.) Navigation techniques used in orienteering are invaluable for times when GPS receivers are unusable.
Additional information concerning our Beginner's Orienteering Training is found here.
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUESTED.
|6:00 PM||Class begins. Please be on time for the class. We'll do our best to make our way through as much of the course material as possible. (Click here for general course information.)|
|7:30 PM||Class ends. For those who want to practice what they've learned, we'll provide an orienteering map for the park across the street from the library.|
We prefer that participants bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own. We recommend the following compasses for those learning orienteering concepts for the first time:
Follow this link for directions to the Mesquite Library.