Leaders: Fred McCagg and Krysia Kornecki

Saturday, May 22, 10am-1pm

Albert Family Community Forest

120 Hayes Road
East Nassau, NY 12062


Pre-registration is required - space is limited, so register early.

Ages 12+. To register, click on the link below.

$10 suggested donation; any amount is welcome.

Register Here

Hiking is a wonderful hobby and great exercise, as well as a good way to get in touch with nature! Learn how to do it right and stay safe. The art of “Staying Found” requires little more than a good map and compass, and the know-how to use them properly.


Today’s topographic maps are the best available, and magnetic compass models are well-designed for the modern navigator. Learning to use a compass and map together is a fundamental skill every outdoorsperson should have. This contributes to your safety afield, and to your success.


This workshop offers introduction to these skills, with materials and hands-on learning provided. Instruction will be followed with a hike to practice your new skills or refine skills you already possess.

Please bring a mask, water, a snack, and bug spray. Compasses and workshop materials will be provided. (If you have your own compass, you're welcome to bring it!)

Questions about the workshop? Email Fred McCagg.


Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 | info@rensselaerplateau.org

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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