Learn the art of navigation

Frontiersman Daniel Boone supposedly said, “I’ve never been lost, but I was mighty turned around for three days once.”

Whether you’re lost or simply “turned around,” not being quite sure of the way home or back to camp can ruin the best of trips.

Because most of us can’t afford to be lost for three days, it pays to “know before you go” and Colorado Parks and Wildlife makes knowing easy with a one-night seminar, “Navigation 101.”

The free class is 6-9 p.m. on June 11 at the Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave.

Pre-registration is required. Go to http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/47813/.

“Getting lost can be a very unpleasant experience if you are unprepared, but it can be easily avoided with a little basic knowledge,” said Kathleen Tadvick, Parks and Wildlife education coordinator and class instructor.

Class topics will include navigating with ancient tools, such as a compass, maps and the sun’s position, as well as modern equipment, such as a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receiver.

“Technology is great and it’s important to know how to use the latest electronic navigation gadgets, but learning how to use the tools that don’t require batteries or won’t malfunction in extreme conditions is your best option, ” Tadvick said. “It could save your life.”

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Free Colorado Parks and Wildlife seminar, “Navigation 101”

WHEN: June 11, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Bldg., 711 Independent Ave.

HOW: Register at http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/47813/.


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