Have you wanted to build leadership skills and become a more adept navigator through the woods? Join us over the spring recess for some orienteering fun! What is orienteering? Orienteering is a sport that requires the use of a map (and a compass for the more advanced levels) to successfully navigate a course on land. The idea is to locate a series of objects called controls (or flags). You will learn how to interpret a topographic map as you navigate various terrain throughout the preserve. If you love orienteering, you can get competitive and attend a meet (which includes timing yourself)!
Glen from the Long Island Orienteering Club will be hosting this event- we will start off with a classroom session learning how to interpret the maps followed by an outdoor orienteering course in the woods!
We will be meeting at the Avalon Barn located on Shep Jones Lane in Stony Brook.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Long sleeves, long pants, tall socks and hiking boots/sneakers- ticks and poison ivy will be a concern off trail
- Water bottle/snack