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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 27

Compass with map

Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for a Map and Compass Orientation 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 a magnetic compass in this beginner's workshop for ages 16 and older and children accompanied by a parent or guardian. This beginner's workshop is taught by members of the Possum Trot Orienteering Club and 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. Remember to dress for the weather. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under 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. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities," and complete a course ID search for 15317.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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