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Outdoor Navigation for Intermediates – CANCELLED

Putting navigation skills to use

In this intermediate follow-on to the orienteering intro course (Exploring is Awesome), we take your new map navigation skills into a larger park. Explore Putney Woods as you navigate with a
contour map, get familiar with a compass, learn to “relocate”, and more. After some preliminary training, you’ll complete a course in the park at your own speed. Also good for refreshing orienteering skills if you haven’t been to an event in a while.  The intro course offered the day before is not required, but is recommended for novice or young map readers to ease the learning curve. Min 10 / Max 30

Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and compass if you have one.

Instructor: Bob Forgrave is former director of the state orienteering youth league and former middle school team coach,

Location: Putney Woods Trail System. Meet at the parking lot off Lone Lake Road.

Sun | Sep 30 | 10am–1pm | $12*
*Youth ages 12 under, accompanied by a registered adult, are half price.

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Outdoor Navigation for Beginners – CANCELLED

Intro to the Sport of Orienteering


We’re natural-born explorers; all we need is a lively intro to map reading techniques to open up adventures in our local parks.  This is a great way to introduce orienteering, a sport which combines racing with navigation.  Check out:  Learn the fundamentals of map-based navigation and apply them right away in an outdoor orienteering course at Community Park.  Students will learn:

• Elements of a good map
• Commonly mapped features
• Orientation & relocation
• Thumbing & contours
• The joy of knowing where you’re going!

Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a compass if you have one.

Instructor: Bob Forgrave is former director of the state orienteering youth league and former middle school team coach

Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park, then outdoors in the park.

Min 10 / Max 30

Sat | Sep 29 | 1pm–4pm | $12*

*Youth ages 12 and under, accompanied by a registered adult, are half price.