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Outdoor Skills Programs Offered at Jefferson Memorial Forest

Wednesday August 22, 2012

As the heat of summer cools down, the great outdoors beckons, and Jefferson Memorial Forest is offering two courses designed to help everyone feel comfortable and confident in exploring the beauty of the forest and other natural areas in the region.

“These orienteering sessions are a great way to meet new friends who share your interest in getting outside and getting active,” said Forest administrator Bennett Knox. “And it’s a perfect opportunity for couples and families to have fun and spend time together learning skills they can use for future outdoor adventures!”

Outdoor Skills – Orienteering I – Saturday, September 1, 9 a.m. to Noon

Map and landscape reading are skills every outdoors person needs to possess. This program equips participants with the skills necessary to read and interpret topographic maps and locate destinations. This in-field set of exercises is truly a hands-on learning experience. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Fee: $10/person.

Outdoor Skills – Orienteering II – Saturday, October 6, 9 a.m. to Noon

So, you know the basics, but want to learn more about orienteering? This program delves into the finer points of orienteering and includes a challenge course to practice your skills. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Fee: $10/person

For more information about the Outdoor Skills sessions: (502) 368-5404

About Jefferson Memorial Forest:
The Forest is located off the Gene Snyder Freeway and Interstate 65 at 11311 Mitchell Hill Road. At more than 6,200 acres, Jefferson Memorial Forest is the largest urban forest within a municipal setting in the United States.