Wilderness Navigation Webinar

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Join volunteer John Rovetto to learn how to skillfully read maps and your surroundings to get your bearings in the wilderness! This webinar is provided in partnership with New Jersey Search and Rescue.

Reading and interpreting maps is a skill that can both increase your understanding and appreciation for your surroundings--and even save your life!

In this webinar, John Rovetto teaches how to understand your surroundings and make effective decisions to plan and carry out a safe adventure.

You will learn skills such as:

  • Map interpretation, including foreseeing hazards and challenges
  • How to implement pacing to estimate ground distances
  • How to plan a hike, including determining duration and coming up with emergency bailout options
  • How to safely carry out a hike through determining your location along the way, avoiding injury, and making adjustments to your route when you run into unexpected obstacles

Please register for this webinar and we will send the webinar link in the confirmation email.*


About the Instructor

A New Jersey native, John Rovetto has loved the outdoors since his time in the scouts. John has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management. He spent years working in forestry and currently works in the Surveying/Civil Engineering field consulting with the NY NJ Port Authority as a utility mapping coordinator. John also taught computer aided design at Sussex County Community College for 14 years.

John has applied his unique skill set in a number of ways. For the last 2 decades he has been a backcountry Nordic Ski Patroller with the NJ Region of the National Ski Patrol and currently serves as the Region Mountain Travel and Rescue (MTR) advisor. John is also a life member of New Jersey Search and Rescue where he currently serves as the Preventing Search and Rescue (PSAR) chairman. John is also a certified NY State guide and he has developed a hiking navigation course. John is a member and volunteer of the Trail Conference, serving as Trail Maintainer and Chain Sawyer.



*Yahoo has been known to block our mass emails, so if you do not receive a confirmation email please check your spam inbox. We will send out a smaller-scale email to everyone the day before the webinar to ensure that all participants receive the webinar link. 

May 7th, 2020 from  7:00 PM to  8:30 PM
Additional workshop information
Instructor John Rovetto
For more information, contact... [email protected]