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Juniper Library: Free Beginner's Clinic


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On Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club will present a FREE class teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The class is offered in one of the meeting rooms inside the City of Phoenix' Juniper Library on the south side of Union Hills Drive just east of 19th Avenue in North Phoenix. (see directions). Participants will learn some of the important techniques involved in navigating with topographic maps and a compass. While GPS receivers provide an incredibly easy way for people to navigate, conditions sometimes make the GPS units unreliable or unusable (navigating in deep canyons, dead batteries, etc.) Navigation techniques used in orienteering are an invaluable complement to navigating with a GPS receiver.

We provide some instruction materials for participants at our beginner's clinics. In order to ensure that we have enough handouts, we ask that you pre-register for the beginner's clinic. We may print several extra packets but we cannot guarantee a handout for those who do not pre-register.

Pre-Registration is open until Wednesday, April 11th at 11:59 PM. After the pre-registration closes, you can still try your luck and register on-site. We cannot guarantee a handout for those who register on-site.

To preregister click here (https://goo.gl/forms/8IdiQHtJAwbRsJiy2).

Beginner's class starts.........................................6:00pm
Beginner's class ends...........................................7:30pm

What to Bring
Compass. We prefer that participants bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.

For more information and directions visit the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club's event page: http://gphxo.org/Events/2018/20180412_JuniperLibrary.htm