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14th Annual Orienteering Skill Development Clinic

Sponsored by:Three Rivers Park District
 Minnesota Orienteering Club
 REI
Where:Visitor Center, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, MN
When:Saturday, March 23, 2013, 12 PM - 3 PM

REI will be providing door prizes.

Preregister with MNOC online, or by phone with Three Rivers Park District at (763)-559-6700. Phone hours are M-F 8am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-12:30pm, Sun 12pm-4:30pm. $13 per person. On-the-day registration is $18 per person.

Visitor Center - Inside

11:30 PMCheck-in and day-of registration.
12:00 PM"Introduction to orienteering" classroom session in Great Room.
12:45 PM"Introduction to orienteering" classroom session in Great Room.
1:30 PM"Teaching orienteering" classroom session in Great Room. Discusses a structured approach for how to teach orienteering to youth and adults. References to teaching resources will be available. Please indicate your interest in this session on your registration.

Visitor Center - Outside

These events take place outside the Great Room, on the northeast side of the visitor center from 12 PM - 2 PM. Look for the pop-up tents!

Beginner Stations:

  • Basics of map and compass.
  • White/Yellow course: About 1 km guided walk with an expert.
  • Line-O: About 1.5 km.
  • Yellow course: About 1.5 km with electronic punching.
  • Beginner Score-O.

Intermediate Stations:

  • Learn how to use a protractor compass.
  • Learn from an expert guide on an intermediate course.
  • Learn how to use pace counting to judge distance.
  • Using attack points and handrails to navigate.

Jan's Place - Inside

Events between 12 PM and 2:30 PM at Jan's Place, about 300 meters northeast of the visitor center. Stations are self-service and MNOC volunteers are available to help answer questions and give advice.

Intermediate/Advanced Stations:

  • Contours only course (2 km): Improve your contour reading skills.
  • Score-O course.
  • Other stations TBD.
  • UTM plotting, AR navigation techniques, and other skills for adventure racers.

Sprint Course

  • A 1.5 - 2 km intermediate-level sprint course with electronic punching.

Contact maps@mnoc.org for more information.

Note: All courses close at 3:30 PM.

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