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Geospatial Workshop for Adults

November 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

GPSsStop being ordered around by your GPS – understand what’s behind it!

GARNA and AHRA are offering an introductory adult GPS class to help you start to master the basics of GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. This program is designed to complement a field event on the Midland Trail taking place directly after from 12:00 until 4:00 pm.

Participants may choose to attend either just the workshop or the workshop and the field event but you must have some GPS experience if attending only the field event.

Participants will explore how the system works and the basic functions of the handheld GPS unit, then go outside and practice marking and finding waypoints and go on a short treasure hunt. Geocaching will be discussed and participants will possibly look for a nearby cache.

Participants are welcome to bring their own units but we will have enough for all participants to use.

The workshop will be led by Bob Hickey, AHRA volunteer naturalist. As a geologist and GIS hobbyist, Bob is a true student of all-things geospatial and geological. He is continually building his knowledge of these fields to share with anyone interested. He has led many hikes to explore the rich and diverse geological phenomena of our area, and has led GPS field programs for Mueller State Park.

This program will take place at the Buena Vista Community Center from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and activities will take place both indoors and outside. This locale is not far from the Midland field event taking place afterwards.

The cost of the program is $5 for GARNA members and $7 for non-members regardless if participants attend just one session or both. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available below via our secure, pay pal site. Please note: you do not need a pay pal account, only a credit card. We will send out additional information to those who area registered.

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November 21, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Buena Vista Community Center
715 E Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States



Many GARNA programs require a liability release form be filled out each calendar year.

Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.