|Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 27|
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
Learn the basic skills of using a topographic map and compass in this beginner's workshop for ages 16 and older and children accompanied by a parent or guardian. This beginner's workshop will introduce participants to orienteering, a fun way of learning the basic skills for using a topographic map and a magnetic compass. The program includes a practice orienteering hike in the park. Workbook and the loan of a compass are provided. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. Remember to dress for the weather. To find this program in the JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under Adult and then by nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “map & compass.”
The cost for this three-hour workshop is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required.
The JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the district's website at www.jcprd.com.