Compasses, Point the Direction - A Zoom Workshop
dedicated dates available
Compasses, Point the Direction Workshop Description: In the map reading workshop we talked about how this outdoor skill is becoming a lost skill – replaced by phone apps which include a dot to follow. When following well used trails, misplacing self is not much of a concern (if you are paying attention). But, what if you want to visit a space that is not on the trail? Could you refer to your map and use your compass to get there?
We believe there are a lot of places which should be unmarked by signage and roughed on the ground trail. There are spaces (even games and races) that challenge your effort and reap with rewards.
A compass keeps you pointed in the right direction in the absence of a trail or markers. Learning how to use a compass enhances your “awareness” of what fills the landscape beyond your two feet.
Designed for those who know little about how to use a compass, this workshop will focus on the following topics:
- Learning the parts of a compass and what those parts do
- Understanding degree marks and setting bearings
- Setting declination and knowing where to find declination