Orienteering in Central Park

Friday, July 28, 2017– Orienteering in Central Park led by Sherry Felix for The Linnaean Society of New York

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Orienteering Compass

When you head into regions unknown in search of a special bird, you may think you can rely on your cell phone’s map and compass apps—but batteries die and GPS signals fade. This is why finding one’s way using a traditional compass and understanding how to read topographic maps is still vital. Join former urban park ranger and Audubon environmental educator Sherry Felix in the Ramble as she reviews map scales, symbols, and contours as well as basic compass bearings—plus a few ways to navigate without any aids at all.

If you can, bring a compass with a transparent plastic plate and download and print the Central-Park-Orienteering-map-2017

Meet at the northeast corner of 77th Street and Central Park West at 6:30 pm.

8 thoughts on “Orienteering in Central Park

  1. Indah Susanti 2017-07-24 / 1:04 pm

    Sounds an interesting orientation to get to know the park and its animal residents! You are a perfect speaker for this subject! Congrats and best wishes for the orientation!

    Somehow your post reminds me of my experience at the Central Park and reading the map in cell phone. I remember I was lost in direction and in the end I had to take a pedicab. Surprisingly the driver was a newcomer to NYC and he was as clueless as I was. But well, in the end we had good time in exploring the park in funny way 😀

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    • Sherry Felix 2017-07-24 / 1:21 pm

      I am only covering orienteering. No wildlife this time.
      That’s a funny story. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. restlessjo 2017-07-24 / 2:26 pm

    I’d love to join you, if it was possible, Sherry. 🙂 🙂

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  3. Jet Eliot 2017-07-26 / 9:19 am

    Sounds like a great class, Sherry–best wishes.

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  4. Barbara Bryan 2017-08-03 / 9:59 am

    Most interesting. Wish I coud go!

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