Map and Compass Program
Learn to understand and use these “traditional” navigational tools.
Jul 06, 2013
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Lake Arrowhead State Park|
|Contact Name||Fernando Barrera|
|Contact Phone||(940) 528-2215|
Today many depend on Global Positioning Systems (GPS), which may make the use of maps and compasses seem outdated and irrelevant. However, understanding and being able to use these “traditional” tools is as important as ever. Total dependence on GPS-type navigation tools removes the important fundamental skill of independently being able to position oneself in one’s environs. What if you exit a hotel on a trip to New York City and have no clue on how to orient yourself? Even if we all soon carry a personal GPS in our cell phone so we “never get lost,” a lack of geographical sense locally and globally would sadly leave you dependent on machine or fellow man as you move about. This event will be held at Lake Arrowhead State Park, 229 Park Road 63, Wichita Falls, TX 76310.