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Two essential problems of marine navigation are knowing where you are and where to go.  A GPS loaded with electronic charts can answer those questions efficiently, but it can lull the skipper in delegating navigational responsibilities to a system which could suddenly fail.  With the safety of crew and vessel at stake, one must be able to navigate with tools other than a GPS.  In this class, focused on daylight, coastal navigation, you will learn about nautical charts, passage plotting, dead reckoning, position fixing, course correction in the presence of current, and collision avoidance. No previous sailing experience required. The class involves a practicum for each session and 2 - 4 hours of homework each week.  A detailed syllabus is available from the instructor.  A $40 materials fee, which covers course plotter, nautical charts and handouts, is payable to instructor at first class.  Class is limited to 8 students. 

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 2/1/2018, ending 3/22/2018

Tuition: $199.00

Materials Cost: $40.00

Location : Casey Middle Location : 
  Casey Middle.

Room :  C235

Instructor : Roberto Bianco 

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Discover how the histories of Chautauqua and Open Space Mountain Parks (OSMP) are woven together. We will stop along the way to view historic Chautauqua and OSMP structures and observe where Lyons sandstone was quarried for some of the buildings in Boulder. We'll discuss the amazing flora, fauna and geology of the area. Parts of trail can be rocky. Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water. The hike is about 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of around 700 feet. Meet at the Chautauqua Dining Hall. No pets, please. Please fill out an adult waiver prior to the hike at Rain date: Mar 25.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM; starting 3/24/2018, ending 3/24/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Chautauqua Dining Hall Location : 
  Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Room :  Dining Hall

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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Join naturalist Suzanne Michot on a hike to discover Mt. Sanitas’ follies, falcons and flakes. Over three rocky miles you will gain about 500 feet and learn some of the history, traditions and geology of one of Boulder’s most interesting parks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. No pets, please. Rain date: April 17.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM; starting 4/12/2018, ending 4/12/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : Centennial Trailhead Location : 
  Centennial Trailhead.

Room :  parking lot near restrooms

Instructor : Suzanne Michot 

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