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Navigating with a Map and Compass

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle

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Lisle, Suburbs
4100 Illinois Rte 53
At Ginkgo Wy
Lisle, Illinois 60532
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Nathan Hambel

What you'll learn in this nature class:

Be prepared for your next wilderness outing; learn to find your way using a map and compass. In this class, you will

  • learn how to read a topo map
  • understand the parts of a compass and their purpose
  • set your declination to keep you on track
  • use the compass to orient your map
  • take bearings from a map to find your way to a destination
  • use the landscape to find out where you are on the map
  • learn the basics of GPS
  • Learn what to look for when purchasing a compass, map, or GPS device

After some time in the classroom learning the basics, head out onto the grounds to practice.

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack.

Supplies: Bring your own compass if you have one; you may also borrow a compass from the Arboretum. This class will not cover the use of GPS devices. 


School Notes: The registrars office is the one who confirms registrations ([email protected]). They respond to emails Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4pm. If a student registers through Coursehorse on Friday evening for a Saturday class, we will not have a way to confirm them.

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Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted to the registrar by email ([email protected]) or by phone (630-719-2468) one full business day prior to the program start date. If the registration fee is $25.00 or more, the registration fee will be refunded less a 10 percent processing charge. If the registration fee is less than $25.00, the registration fee will be refunded in full. 

Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable within 24 hours the program’s start date. The Morton Arboretum cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations. 

Students will be issued a full refund in the event that The Morton Arboretum cancels a class for any reason.

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