Seattle Wilderness Navigation Instructor Training

Seattle Wilderness Navigation Instructor Training

Seattle Wilderness Navigation Instructor Training. Get instruction on what skills the workshops will cover and a chance to practice them.
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers event.

If you'd like to instruct at the Navigation Workshops, 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 from an instructor's point of view, and we'll also discuss key points you should cover with your small groups. We'll also cover specific skills in more detail, if needed.

In 2019, we added 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, radio if you have one (must be able to be set to 6-17 and finally please bring a headlamp- you will be going outside. 

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.