Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - In-Person Workshop: Students & Instructors

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity (3 of 4) - In-Person Workshop: Students & Instructors - Bellevue Botanical Garden

The first of two activities required to complete the Foothills Wilderness Navigation course.

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  • Moderate

Session will be held at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens 12001 Main St., Bellevue 98005. Starting promptly at 7:00. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 to 30 minutes early in order to calibrate their compass and draw UTM lines on their maps.

Click the "More+" button below to read all the important Workshop info!

To sign up

Before you can sign up for this workshop as a student, you first need to sign up and pay for the "Wilderness Navigation Course " (the link to that course is to the right).  Instructors do not need to pay.

Workshop Summary
See the main Course Page and/or the Curriculum Summary for more detail on this activity.  The link to the main course is to the right, and the Course Materials are in   

Workshop Preparation
Please see "Student Workshop Packet" file located in the "Course Materials" section of the course main page.  

Arrival Time
Please arrive from 6:30 to 6:45pm  to check in. Class will begin promptly at 7pm. The Workshop normally ends around 9:15pm (9:30pm the latest).

* Suggest you bring a headlamp and/or magnifying glass to help with reading map fine details.

* You are welcome to bring food to eat during the Workshop, but keep it simple.

* Bring a sharp pencil (mechanical pencils work great). 

* Bring paper for taking notes.


You'll need one additional map for this workshop, and it will also be used in our field trip.  Please see Required Equipment tab on the main Course Page. 

Rescheduling or cancellation:

Registration closes 4 days before the Workshop.  If you must cancel or reschedule then please do so as soon as you can to open room for people on the waitlist.  After registration closes you can make changes by contacting the course leader or by contacting Member Services.

Come prepared to instruct students who likely have a wide range of experience:

  1.  Review your "Instructor Workshop Packet."  If you haven't obtained one via email about a week before the activity, please email the activity leader.  We will also have paper copies at the workshop.  
  2.  Review the "Student Field Trip" and "Instructor Field Trip" packets as well, to help you answer questions about the upcoming field trip. The student version  is available in "Course Materials" on the course page.
  3. Bring your compass.  You don't necessarily need to bring your own maps, but it can help.

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Course Materials tab and Required Equipment Tab on the Course page for more details on these items.

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