Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9 am – 4 pm
At Smithtown East HS and Avalon Park and Preserve in Stony Brook Saturday
FREE for NYS AHPERD Members and $ 25 for Non-Members
- Ed Hicks of Orienteering Unlimited
- John Pekarik President of L.I. Orienteering Club
Orienteering is an international sport, suitable for all ages, in which participants use a map as their primary tool to navigate to a series of specific locations, and then prove they found them. In a school or camp setting, the proof can be information to gather, problems to solve, skills to practice or anything you want.
Map Adventures make it easy, indoors or out, to infuse a “treasure hunt” sense of play into any objective – from team-building to subject mastery, facility orientation to a fun fitness program – all while exercising both body and mind.
- Basic Introduction to Orienteering
- In-Room Map Adventure – Basics of Map Reading and Navigation
- Map Symbol Relay – Discovery Orienteering Activity
- Map-Making Made Easy
- Participate on Different Types of Orienteering Courses (Cross Country, Score and Motala in the afternoon at Avalon Park)
- Experiential Map Adventures
Variety of Formats Activities for all ages
Information Gathering – Problem-Solving
Versions for Handicapped
Mass Starts / Individual Starts
Team and Individual Formats
Recreational, Cooperative, and Competitive Formats
Variety of Objectives (Blending Fun and Excitement into Effortless Learning)
Team-Building – Problem-Solving on the Fly
Practical Applications that Enhance Any Current Program
Facility Orientations that Play Like a Game
Special Student/Member Events
Unique Multidisciplinary Challenges
Lifelong Map Navigation Skills
This will be both an experiential and a brainstorming workshop. First you will participate in a range of activities that model a variety of objectives. Then we will complete the day exploring specific, concrete situations and opportunities that you face in your schools, camps, and centers. Lastly you will brainstorm and problem-solving how you can integrate what you have experienced into creative partnerships with any department in your school and any aspect of your programs.
Ed Hicks lives in Somers, NY, and is a retired NY State teacher who pioneered the outdoor education and computer programs in his school district in the 70’s and 80’s. For over three decades, Ed has been a tireless champion of orienteering regionally and nationally, especially in how it can integrate and enrich lifetime learning in all settings with any age group. Since founding Orienteering Unlimited in 1979, he has lead Map Adventure programs with countless schools, camps, and youth groups, presented staff trainings and corporate programs, and has taught a 3-credit graduate course on the subject. Ed has also produced over 100 orienteering-quality maps of state parks, camps, school grounds, conference and nature centers.
For more information and any questions you may have, please contact
Drew Walker – (631) 723-2100 ext. 3201– firstname.lastname@example.org