Instructor Training for Wilderness Navigation Workshop

Lecture: Instructor Training

Instructor Training for Wilderness Navigation Workshop - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Instructor Training

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6:30 PM, Seattle Program Center

This session will focus on Instructor Training for our Field Trip occurring on Nov 9th.

If you'd like to instruct at the Navigation Workshops and Field Trips, then this hands-on workshop will help prepare you with teaching techniques, tools, and tricks of the trade. New instructors are encouraged to attend, but it's not required. Experienced instructors are also welcome, especially if they haven't instructed for a few years.

 We'll review the Workshop and Field Trip from an instructor's point of view, and we'll also discuss key points you should cover with your small group during both events. We'll also cover specific skills in more detail, if needed.

In 2019, we're adding Gaia GPS and Trip Planning to the course, and we'll help you set up your own Gaia GPS as needed for instructing. Please bring USGS Baring and Index maps, compass, Smartphone, pencil, and paper for taking notes

In order to attend you need to be a Basic Navigation Course graduate or Equivalency Candidate. If your badge has expired, instructing is a great way to renew your badge. Also, as of 2019, instructing in our course will allow you to earn the Basic GPS badge.  If you aren't yet trained on Gaia GPS and Trip Planning, we'll help you come up to speed.


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring your compass and maps (Index and Baring)

Bring your Smartphone with Gaia GPS installed.

Instructions for setting up Gaia GPS will be in the Course Materials tab.

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