Navigation Skills

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Two weeks ago, a group of nine Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation students took part in a navigation skills demonstration and consolidation day at the nearby Risdon Brook Reserve.  The trip followed a navigation exercise day up in the wilderness between The Springs and summit of kunanyi.

Whilst some students were able to accomplish their navigation assessments, others voiced, with pride, a more thorough understanding of the navigation skills they’ve been learning.

The weather and conditions were pleasant and Risdon Brook provided the perfect durable environment to practice reading the lay of the land and compass work whilst remaining safe and leaving little impact.

Special thanks to Nate Welch and Renee Harrington for acting as great role models as professional outdoor leaders, and their continued patience and enthusiasm for teaching the TasTAFE students the fine skill of wandering around the bush and still knowing where you are.

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