Map and Compass Treasure Hunt

Learn the basics of map reading and orienteering in this IRWS workshop.

It's nice to have GPS, but do you know how to read a map or use a compass? What happens if you're out on the trail and your GPS malfunctions or the batteries die?  Are you instantly lost?  Join Mass Audubon for a guided map-and-compass treasure hunt around the sanctuary. Bring your own compass or use one of ours and learn how to find north, orient yourself, count paces, and use the map and compass to find your way. After some basics, we'll hit the trails and use the new skills learned to search for some hidden natural treasures. No experience necessary. This program is a good introduction to orienteering for the whole family.

  • For children aged 7 - 18
  • Meets in the Nature Center.
  • Please dress for the weather and bring a compass if you have one (we will have some to lend as well).
When: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:30-3pm
Prices: 
Members: Adults: $10; Kids: $9
Non-Members: Adults: $12; Kids: $11
Phone: 
978.887.9264
Harborlight Montessori School - Infant to Grade 8 - Beverly MA

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