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Navigating with a Map and Compass

The Morton Arboretum

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Highlights

Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass. In this class, you will

  • learn how to read a topo map
  • understand the parts of a compass and their purpose
  • set your declination to keep you on track
  • use the compass to orient your map
  • take bearings from a map to find your way to a destination
  • use the landscape to find out where you are on the map
  • learn the basics of GPS
  • Learn what to look for when purchasing a compass, map, or GPS device

After some time in the classroom learning the basics, head out onto the grounds to practice.

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

Supplies: Bring your own compass if you have one; you may also borrow a compass from the Arboretum. This class will not cover the use of GPS devices. 

Venue: Cudahy Room

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Nature classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, The Morton Arboretum, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

What You'll Get

Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass. In this class, you will

  • learn how to read a topo map
  • understand the parts of a compass and their purpose
  • set your declination to keep you on track
  • use the compass to orient your map
  • take bearings from a map to find your way to a destination
  • use the landscape to find out where you are on the map
  • learn the basics of GPS
  • Learn what to look for when purchasing a compass, map, or GPS device

After some time in the classroom learning the basics, head out onto the grounds to practice.

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

Supplies: Bring your own compass if you have one; you may also borrow a compass from the Arboretum. This class will not cover the use of GPS devices. 

Venue: Cudahy Room

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Nature classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, The Morton Arboretum, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2020.

  • ALL SALES FINAL.
  • Must be 16 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
  • Must present CourseHorse confirmation email upon arrival.
  • Purchaser name must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with CourseHorse and course provider for purposes of order fulfillment.
  • Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
  • Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
  • Note, additional equipment or materials may be required or included in purchase price, see course description for details.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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